Global supply chain security and border security management systems were topics discussed yesterday at a meeting between the leaders of the General Directorate of French Customs and Excise and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They also emphasized the importance of bilateral cooperation on mutual border security issues.
CBP Commissioner Alan D. Bersin welcomed the French representatives-Customs and Excise General Director Jérôme Fournel, Director of International Relations Jean Francois Dutheil and Customs Attaché Francois Richard-at CBP's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
During their U.S. stay, the delegation will visit the CBP National Targeting Center-Cargo and tour CBP's operations on the Southwest border. French Customs is interested in learning more about the high-technology systems and other capabilities used to enforce border security.
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.