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Trade Statistics

CBP has the critical responsibility to enforce U.S. trade laws prior to merchandise arriving at U.S. ports of entry, once merchandise arrives at our ports, and even after merchandise is released into the U.S. marketplace. Among other critical mission sets,  CBP is charged with balancing the facilitation of legitimate trade that supports economic growth with the duty to shield the American public and businesses from unsafe products, intellectual property theft, and unfair trade practices.

To enforce trade laws effectively and minimize the unnecessary slowing of trade, CBP leverages its expertise to identify the highest-risk imports prior to release. In the post-release environment, CBP utilizes a sophisticated system of reviews and audits to verify import compliance and accurate revenue collection. CBP expertly applies an increasing number of complex U.S. and international trade laws and when CBP detects a discrepancy, actions are taken to address the violation and deter future non-compliance.

To accomplish comprehensive, agile, and uniform enforcement, CBP employs a national trade enforcement program that offers a framework for national collaboration within CBP and among other government agencies and multinational partners.

The below data is only a snapshot of CBP's critical trade mission. It summarizes CBP's revenue collection efforts; implementation of the recent trade remedies taken pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974; and trade enforcement actions.

For more information, please visit the Trade section of CBP.gov.

CBP TRADE STATISTICS*

IMPORTS AND REVENUE COLLECTIONSFY 2017FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 (as of 12/31/20)
Total Import Value for Goods

$2.39 trillion

$2.64 trillion

$2.67 trillion

$2.42 trillion

$670 billion

Total Entry Summaries

33.2 million

35.0 million

35.5 million

32.8 million

9 million

Total Duty Collected

$34.6 billion

$41.6 billion

$71.9 billion

$74.4 billion

$23.4 million

 

TRADE REMEDY ENFORCEMENTIMPORTED PRODUCTSTOTAL DUTIES ASSESSED1
Section 201 Duty Assessment

Washing Machines2

$242,835,057

Washing Machine Parts3

$2,354,683

Solar Panels4

$2,129,504,333

Section 232 Duty Assessment

Aluminum5

$2,371,388,731

Steel6

$7,549,954,443

Section 301 Duty Assessment

China7

$79,504,844,198

EU8

$1,063,448,994

 

TEMPORARY DEFERMENT OF DUTIES AND FEES FOR CERTAIN IMPORTERS DURING THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY CONCERNING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK9, 10
Amount of estimated payments under extended deadlines

$575,147,184

Number of importers requesting extended deadlines

2,921

1As of February 24, 2021

2 Section 201 tariff-rate quotas for washing machines were effective February 7, 2018, for all countries except Canada and most Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiary countries (except Thailand).
3 Section 201 tariff rate quotas for washing machine parts were effective February 7, 2018, for all countries except Canada and most Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiary countries (except Thailand).
4 Section 201 duty requirements for solar cells and modules were effective February 7, 2018, for all countries except most Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiary countries (except Thailand and the Philippines).
5 Section 232 duty requirements for aluminum products were effective March 23, 2018, for most countries. As of June 1, 2018, Section 232 duty requirements for aluminum products are effective for all countries of origin except Argentina and Australia. As of May 20, 2019, Section 232 duty requirements for aluminum products are effective for all countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
6 Section 232 duty requirements for steel products were effective March 23, 2018, for most countries. As of June 1, 2018, Section 232 duty requirements for steel products are effective for all countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. As of May 20, 2019, Section 232 duty requirements for steel products are effective for all countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
7 Section 301 duty requirements were effective July 6, 2018.
Section 301 duty requirements for certain products of the EU were effective October 9, 2019.  The U.S. Trade Representative published in the Federal Register 84 FR 54245, a Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute.  The notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to impose additional duties on products of the EU or certain member states.  The Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 duties only apply to products of the countries set forth in 84 FR 54245, and are based on the country of origin, not country of export.

As of May 19, 2020

10Under section 1318(a) of title 19, United States Code, the Secretary shall consider taking appropriate action to temporarily extend deadlines, for importers suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID-19, for the estimated payments described therein, other than those assessed pursuant to sections 1671, 1673, 1862, 2251, and 2411 of title 19, United States Code.

TRADE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIESFY 2017FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 (as of 12/31/20)
Completed Audits

418

435

391

466

62

Total Collected as a Result of Importer Audits

$41.3 million

$42.2 million

$43.1 million

$44.6 million

$7 million

Total Trade Penalties Issued

931

1,385

2,108

2,309

480

Total Trade Liquidated Damages

10,327

9,214

21,093

19,612

3,797

Total Collected from Trade-Related Penalties and Liquidated Damages

$27.2 million

$15.5 million

$30.1 million

$20,111,943

$1,994,417

SEIZURES

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021 (as of 12/31/20)

Total Trade Seizures1

60,336

50,952

62,509

73,708

19,047

Total IPR Seizures

34,143

33,810

27,599

26,490

6,197

Total MSRP Value of IPR Seizures

$1.2 billion

$1.4 billion

$1.5 billion

$1.3 billion

$752.7 million

Total Import Safety Seizures

8,254

7,880

6,280

8,208

1,901

Total Value of Import Safety Seizures

$10,820,330

$8,427,133

$11,951,421

$12,680,957

$3,656,374

Number of Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Investigations

13

7

31

64

6

Total Value/Lost Revenue Identified in EAPA**

$53 million

$15 million

$250 million

$287 million

$6 million

Number of Forced Labor Withhold Release Orders (WROs)

0

2

6

13

4

Total Number Detained Cargo Related to WROs

26

6

12

324

90

Total Value Detained Cargo Related to WROs

$1,555,596

$218,659

$1,179,634

$55,541,383

$20,803,783

1 Includes intellectual property rights (IPR), import safety, and other trade violation seizures.  IPR seizures encompass goods seized for violating trademark and/or copyright laws and regulations.  Import safety seizures encompass products such as toys, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, and automotive/vehicle parts and accessories that are not compliant with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, or other federal standards and regulations. CBP is responsible for enforcing nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 47 federal agencies, facilitating legitimate trade, collecting revenue, and protecting the U.S. economy and its consumers from harmful imports and unfair trade practices.


* CBP data. For official trade statistics of the United States, please refer to the U.S. Census Bureau.

**The Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) was signed into law in FY16.  EAPA data is updated quarterly.

Last modified: 
February 25, 2021