CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin and private sector trade and travel stakeholders met yesterday to candidly discuss concerns and recommendations for improving CBP services during a series of roundtable meetings at the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
More than 30 leaders from industries engaged by CBP operations met with Bersin at one of five discussions on enhancing service. The participants represented the:
Points of discussion during the day included facilitating trade and travel, strengthening cargo and passenger security, and building effective partnerships. Bersin said he plans to continue regular outreach to varied interests and industries for unfiltered and frank dialogue on trade concerns.
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.