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 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020||FY 2021||FY 2022|
|Total Import Value for Goods||$2.64 trillion||$2.67 trillion||$2.42 trillion||$2.8 trillion||$3.35 trillion|
|Total Entry Summaries||35.0 million||35.5 million||32.8 million||36.9 million||39.1 million|
|Total Section 321 BOLs (de minimis)||410.5 million||503 million||636 million||771.5 million||685.1 million|
|Total Duty, Taxes, and Fees Collected*||$41.6 billion||$71.9 billion||$74.4 billion||$93.8 billion||$111.8 billion|
*Amount includes Estimated and final duties, taxes, and fees paid by the trade community, including adjustments for refunds.
|Trade Remedy Enforcement||Imported Products||Total Duties Assessed1*|
|Section 201 Duty Assessment||Solar Panels2||$3.15 billion|
|Section 232 Duty Assessment||Aluminum3||$3.81 billion|
|Section 301 Duty Assessment||China products5||$191.64 billion|
* Trade Remedy Duties Assessed = trade remedy duties due on imported goods.
1 As of September 6, 2023
2 Section 201 duty requirements for solar cells and modules were effective February 7, 2018.
3 Section 232 duty requirements for aluminum products were effective March 23, 2018.
4 Section 232 duty requirements for steel products were effective March 23, 2018.
5 Section 301 duty requirements were effective July 6, 2018.
|Trade Enforcement Activities||FY 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020||FY 2021||FY 2022|
|Total Collected as a Result of Importer Audits||$42.2 million||$43.1 million||$44.6 million||$132.2 million||$77.7 million|
|Total Trade Penalties Issued||1,385||2,108||2,309||2,394||2,121|
|Total Trade Liquidated Damages||9,214||21,093||19,612||19,834||18,667|
|Total Collected from Trade-Related Penalties and Liquidated Damages||$15.5 million||$30.1 million||$20 million||$21.7 million||$19.3 million|
|Seizures||FY 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020||FY 2021||FY 2022|
|Total Trade Seizures1||50,952||62,509||73,708||83,402||46,111|
|Total IPR Seizures||33,810||27,599||26,503||27,115||20,813|
|Total MSRP Value of IPR Seizures||$1.4 billion||$1.5 billion||$1.3 billion||$3.3 billion||$2.9 billion|
|Total Import Safety Seizures||7,880||7,196||9,382||9,145||4,484|
|Total Value of Import Safety Seizures||$15,800,000||$35,180,624||$21,640,435||$105,534,620||$62,445,201|
|Trade Investigative Activities||FY 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020||FY 2021||FY 2022|
|Number of Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) Investigations||7||31||64||48||35|
|Total Value/Lost Revenue Identified in EAPA**||$15 million||$250 million||$215 million||$112 million||$97 million|
|Number of Forced Labor Withhold Release Orders (WROs)||2||6||13||7||6|
|Forced Labor Entries Targeted***||6||12||314||1,469||2,398|
|Forced Labor Entry Value***||$218 thousand||$1.2 million||$49.8 million||$486 million||$466 million|
Figures are not official statistics of United States. Source: US Customs and Border Protection: Use for monitoring purposes only.
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.
***WRO entries and values from Xinjiang covered under UFLPA are included. To better align CBP’s data modernization efforts with historical detention data, CBP has adjusted this reporting language regarding detained cargo related to WROs to reflect “forced labor entries targeted”. In general, entries targeted are entries of merchandise which CBP has determined may be subject to a Withhold Release Order (WRO) or Finding or to the UFLPA’s rebuttable presumption, and prohibited importation into the United States under 19 U.S.C. 1307. CBP stops merchandise on targeted entries from entering the United States and requires further scrutiny of the importation.