WASHINGTON — Last week, Commissioner Kerlikowske traveled to Ghana and South Africa to meet with government officials. Discussion focused on the current partnerships and existing work as well as areas for future collaboration focusing on enhancing border security and trade facilitation. The Commissioner also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Commissioner John Vianny Kuudamnuru of the Ghana Revenue Authority. The MOU is an example of how this collaboration can further enhance the exchange of customs information and expertise between the two countries.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.