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CBP Hosts French Customs and Excise

Release Date: 
April 13, 2011

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.

French delegation with CBP personnel

Discussing customs and security issues at CBP headquarters were, clockwise from left, Kevin McAleenan, deputy assistant commissioner, CBP Office of Field Operations; CBP Commissioner Alan D. Bersin; Donald Anderson, acting deputy assistant commissioner, CBP Office of International Affairs; Francois Richard, customs attaché of France; Jérôme Fournel, general director, General Directorate of Customs and Excise of France; Jean Francois Dutheil, director of International Relations Directorate of France.

Photo Credit:James Tourtellotte

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.

Last modified: 
February 8, 2017