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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 COLLECTIONS

FY 2017

FY 2018

Total Import Value for Goods $2.39 trillion $2.64 trillion
Total Entry Summaries 33.2 million 35.0 million
Total Duty Collected $34.6 billion $41.6 billion

 

Trade Enforcement ActionsTrade Enforcement ActionsTRADE REMEDIES

Total Duties Assessed1

SECTION 201 DUTY ASSESSMENT

 
Washing Machines2 $164,772,372.27
Washing Machine Parts3 $1,057,830.81
Solar Panels4 $673,565,595.46

SECTION 232 DUTY ASSESSMENT

 
Aluminum5 $1,797,193,178.62
Steel6 $5,681,966,132.17

SECTION 301 DUTY ASSESSMENT

 
China7 $18,197,445,094.81

1 As of June 12, 2019
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.

TRADE ENFORCEMENT

FY 2017

FY 2018

Completed Audits 418 435
Total Collected as a Result of Importer Audits $41.3 million $42.2 million
Total Number of Penalties IssuedTotal Trade Penalties Issued 931 1,385
Total Trade Liquidated Damages 10,327 9,214
Total Collected from Trade-Related Penalties and Liquidated Damages $27.2 million $15.5 million

SEIZURES

 

 

Total Trade Seizures1 60,336 50,952
Total IPR Seizures 34,143 33,810
Total MSRP Value of IPR Seizures $1,202,016,163$1.2 billion $1.4 billion
Total Import Safety SeizuresTotal Import Safety SeizuresTotal Import Safety Seizures 8,254 7,880

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.

Last modified: 
June 14, 2019