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CBP Access: A Newsletter for Members of Congress and Staff

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Volume 7, Issue 9 - December 10, 2018

Letter from the Assistant Commissioner; Fake Goods, Real Dangers: The Truth Behind Counterfeits; CBP Officers Seize Unsafe Mattress Shipment in Tacoma; CBP Prevents Smuggling of Nearly 900 Pounds of Invasive Mitten Crabs; CBP and Cisco Collaborate to Facilitate the Authentication of Cisco Shipments Entering U.S.; Cincinnati CBP Finds Liquid Heroin in Shampoo Bottles; CBP Officers Seize Wall Chargers with Counterfeit UL Markings

Volume 7, Issue 8 - November 8, 2018

Letter from the Assistant Commissioner: The Northern Border; Commissioner Outlines U.S.-Canada Trade Relations, Priorities; Fugitive Apprehended by Border Patrol After Nearly 30 Years; CBP's Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border; What's the Best Trusted Traveler Program for Frequent Travel Between the United States and Canada?; Hunters Caught in Vermont Illegally Crossing Missisquoi Bay

Volume 7, Issue 7 - October 4, 2018

Letter from the Assistant Commissioner; Two Imposters in Three Weeks Caught by CBP Biometric Verification Technology at Washington Dulles Airport; CBP Will Perform a Facial Comparison Demonstration at Anzalduas International Bridge; CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Dolls, Toys With High Lead Levels; Biographic vs. Biometric; Biometric Exit Frequently Asked Questions

Volume 7, Issue 6 - September 6, 2018

Letter from the Assistant Commissioner; Carla L. Provost Named Chief of the U.S Border Patrol; Edward E. Young Appointed as Executive Assistant Commissioner, Air and Marine Operations; CBP Seizes Over $2 Million Worth of Counterfeit Cartier Love Bracelets in Philadelphia; Two Pursuits in Two Days: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest 10 People; Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1 Million in Hard Drugs; CBP and Southwest Airlines Partner to Provide Officers and Canines with Mission-Essential Training Aids

Volume 7, Issue 5 - August 1, 2018
Letter from the Assistant Commissioner; CBP: Fighting the Opioid Scourge; Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $1.7 Million in Fentanyl Shipped from China; CBP Deploys New Technology to Help Identify Dangerous Drugs; Fentanyl Smuggling Attempt Foiled by Border Patrol Agents; CBP Recruitment Corner
Volume 7, Issue 4 - July 10, 2018
Letter from the Assistant Commissioner; Celebrating 10 Years of Global Entry; You Asked: Do I Need a Passport to Go on a Cruise?; CBP and Otter Products Partner to Prevent Counterfeit Protective Phone Cases from Entering U.S.; Learn More: CBP and Facial Recognition Technology; CBP Announces 20 Potential Partnerships for New and Expanded Services; CBP Recruitment Corner
Volume 7, Issue 2 - March 30, 2018
President Trump Praises Work of National Targeting Center; CBP Commissioner's Blog: Modernized Automation of Trade Processing Realized; Border Patrol Academy Marks End of an Era; Through Agreement with CBP, Swinomish Tribe Begins Issuing Enhanced Tribal Card; CBP's Air and Marine Operations Provides Eye in the Sky for Super Bowl LII; CBP Enforcement News
DHS Secretary Nielsen tours wall prototypes; CBP's Air and Marine Operations partners with U.S. Marshals Service on a coordinated take-down; CBP expands I-94 website features; Yuma Sector Border Patrol Honors Luis A. "Louie" Aguilar; CBP seizes $1M in counterfeit stainless steel sinks in Baltimore

Volume 6, Issue 4 - October 25, 2017
CBP’s Response to Hurricane Maria Continues; CBP Agriculture Specialists Find Wood-Boring Pests in Maritime Cargo; CBP to Administer First Electronic Customs Broker License Exam; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 6, Issue 3 - September 28, 2017
CBP Responds to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; CBP Trade Enforcement: Ensuring a Level Playing Field; CBP Officers Intercept Tiger Cub at Otay Mesa Port of Entry; Coming Soon: New Trusted Traveler Website

Volume 6, Issue 2 - August 10, 2017
CBP on the Hill: Border Security Technology; Protecting the Homeland, Saving Lives; Searching for the Best: CBP Ramps Up its Hiring Efforts; New Mobile App for Prospective Agents and Officers; Career Opportunity with the Office of Congressional Affairs; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 6, Issue 1 - February 6, 2017

FY 2016 — A Year of Trade Modernization, Security, and Facilitation; CBP, ICE Seize Record Number of Shipments with IPR Violations; CBP Processed More Travelers than Ever Before in FY 2016 — and Volume is Increasing; CBP Aircraft Crew Detects Vessel Concealing $30 Million of Cocaine; CBP Announces 2017 Reimbursable Services Program Open Period

Volume 5, Issue 5 - September 21, 2016
On the Hill: CBP Testifies on Border Security and Terrorist Pathways; CBP Launches TFTEA Webpage; Continues to Implement Provisions; CBP and ICE Seize 42 Tons of Illegally Imported Honey; CBP Announces FY 2017 Donations Acceptance Program Proposal Submission Period; CBP Air and Marine Operations Unveils Next Generation Coastal Interceptor Vessel

Volume 5, Issue 4 - July 25, 2016
CBP Launches Series of Spanish Language Migrant Testimonials; CBP Laboratories and the Power of Pollen; CBP Establishes Trade Enforcement Task Force; U.S. Signs Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Ukraine; CBP Marks Strategic Air and Marine Plan Completion

Volume 5, Issue 3 - April 29, 2016

CBP on the Hill: Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security; CBP, ICE Report More than $1 Billion of Intellectual Property Rights Seizures; CBP Issues Withhold Release Orders on Products Produced by Forced Labor; CBP Seeks Industry Input on Body Worn, Vehicle Mounted Cameras

Volume 5, Issue 2 - March 11, 2016

Commissioner Testifies on CBP's FY 2017 Budget Request; CBP Trade Enforcement - Providing a Level Playing Field for U.S. Industry; CBP, Industry Collaborate to Protect United States Steel Manufacturers; CBP Seizes Counterfeit Hoverboards; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 5, Issue 1 - January 22, 2016

CBP on the Hill: Hearings Highlight CBP’s Complex and Critical Mission; CBP Releases FY 2015 Border Security Report; CBP Disrupts Maritime Drug Transfer; Training the Largest Law Enforcement Air Force; Global Entry Enrollment Event

Volume 4, Issue 5 - June 30, 2015

Ana Hinojosa Elected World Customs Organization Director; CBP Office of Air and Marine Black Hawks Credited with Arizona Rescues; Fighting Fraud: CBP Laboratories Featured in International Customs Magazine; Malaysian Representatives Participate in CBP's Air Cargo Interdiction Training; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 4, Issue 4 - June 10, 2015

DHS Announces Intent to Expand Preclearance to 10 New Airports; Commissioner’s Blog: Police Week 2015; CBP On the Hill: International Security Programs; CBP-Trained Canines and Handlers Support Efforts to Counter Drug Trafficking in Mexico; CBP Conducts Cash Smuggling Detection Training in Colombia; Contributes to Seizure; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 4, Issue 3 - April 24, 2015
Commissioner Marks First Year at CBP; Announces New Agency Vision and Strategy; Commissioner Testifies on CBP's FY 2016 Budget Request; CBP On the Hill: Securing the Northern Border; CBP Announces West Coast Trade Symposium; CBP Conducts Training in Peru; Contributes to Drug Seizure; International Customs Magazine Highlights CBP's Piracy Enforcement Efforts
Volume 4, Issue 2 - March 24, 2015
International Trade: Commissioner Shares CBP’s Progress and Plans; CBP Announces Open Period for Reimbursable Services Partnerships; CBP Responds to OIG Report on Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Increased Border Security Helps Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to Reopen Area; Ana Hinojosa: The U.S. Candidate for the Post of Director, Compliance and Facilitation, for the World Customs Organization
Volume 4, Issue 1 - January 30, 2015

CBP Publishes Fiscal Year 2014 Border Security Report; Welcome to the 114th Congress; CBP Supports Security Operations at Super Bowl XLIX; CBP, Germany Launch Reciprocal Trusted Traveler Program Arrangement; .S. Border Patrol Rescues Injured Man After Northern Border ATV Accident

Volume 3, Issue 16 - December 19, 2014

Secretary Announces Southern Border and Approaches Joint Task Forces; U.S., Singapore Sign Customs Agreements; CBP Launches Border Wait Time App; Trans-Atlantic Partnership Seeks to Crush Illegal Vehicle Trade; CBP Supports Border Management Tour for Moroccan Police and Security Delegation

Volume 3, Issue 15 - December 5, 2014

CBP On the Hill: The U.S. Government Response to Ebola; U.S., Mexico Sign Mutual Recognition Arrangement; CBP Seizes Nearly $2 Million in Counterfeit Handbags; CBP P-3 Leads to Joint Interdiction of $9 Million in Cocaine; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 14 - October 31, 2014

CBP Responds to the Ebola Outbreak; CBP’s Counter-Scout Operation Targets Human and Drug Smugglers; CBP Hosts Security Training for Ghana Officials; CBP Rescues Undocumented Immigrants from Dangerous Smuggling Attempt; Fighting Film Thieves: How CBP Helps Prevent Motion Picture and Television Piracy

Volume 3, Issue 13 - October 10, 2014

CBP and GSA Launch Program to Support Port of Entry Infrastructure; Aerostats: Disrupting Drug and Human Smuggling from 10,000 Feet; Patrolling the Rio Grande; CBP, CBSA Trusted Traveler Enrollment Event; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 12 - September 30, 2014

DHS Delegates Criminal Misconduct Investigative Authority to CBP; CBP on the Hill: The Threat of Foreign Fighters Using Western Passports; CBP Receives Final P-3 Outer Wing; CBP Seizes Fake Tablets Worth $1.1 Million; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 11 - September 5, 2014
CBP Launches New Mobile Passport Control App; CBP Cargo Targeting Leads to Counterfeit Merchandise in Rail Container; CBP Announces Additional Partnerships to Promote Trade and Travel; CBP Abu Dhabi Preclearance Agriculture Specialists Intercept Khapra Beetle; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 10 - August 8, 2014
CBP Addresses the Rise in Unaccompanied Children at the Southwest Border; U.S. Customs Service Celebrates 225th Anniversary; CBP Announces Additional Partnerships to Promote Trade and Travel; CBP Debuts New Multi-Media Frontline Magazine; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 9 - June 27, 2014
CBP Releases Use of Force Policy Handbook and Police Executive Research Forum Report; Pay Reform and Port Security: CBP Testifies at Two Senate Hearings; CBP Intercepts Over $1 Million in Counterfeit Guitars; CBP International Training Program in Panama Conducts First Search and Rescue Academy; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 8 - May 22, 2014
Commissioner Kerlikowske Meets with Community Stakeholders; CBP Conducts International Border Interdiction Training in Budapest; U.S. and Uruguay Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement; U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 7 - May 1, 2014
CBP Commissioner Meets with Trade and Security Officials in Mexico; Border Patrol Agents Assist HSI in Houston Stash House Investigation; CBP, HSI Release FY 2013 IPR Numbers; Jordan to Participate in Container Security Initiative; Arrival/Departure History Now Available on I-94 Website

Volume 3, Issue 6 - April 11, 2014
On the Hill: Recent Hearings Highlight CBP's FY 2015 Budget Request, Authorization, Southwest Border Technology, and Passport Security; CBP Expands Public Private Partnerships, Plans Locations for 2,000 New Officers; CBP Enforcement News

Volume 3, Issue 5 - March 12, 2014
R. Gil Kerlikowske Sworn in as CBP Commissioner; DHS Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request; DHS Finalizes Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards; CBP Training and Collaboration Results in $58 Million Honduras Cocaine Seizure

Volume 3, Issue 4 - February 28, 2014
Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses; CBP Begins Redeployment of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System in Puerto Rico; Protecting the United States from Foreign Animal Diseases; Blue Lightning Initiative: Partnering with Airlines to Combat Human Trafficking

Volume 3, Issue 3 - February 11, 2014
Implementing the ACE Single Window; Inside CBP’s National Targeting Center; CBP On the Hill: Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime; TECS Modernization

Volume 3, Issue 2 - January 24, 2014
CBP Releases Fiscal Year 2013 Statistics; Automated Passport Control Arrives at Sea-Tac; Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered in Nogales, AZ; VIDEO: A Look Inside a CBP’s Front Royal Canine Training Center

Volume 3, Issue 1 - January 6, 2014
CBP Raises the Stakes in South Texas; Phase I of Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Concludes; CBP Receives Light Enforcement Helicopters; CBP Intercepts $10M Shipment of Counterfeit Headphones; Event: 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium; Event: One DHS Day on the Hill

Volume 2, Issue 21 - December 20, 2013
U.S., Morocco Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement; CBP Signs Partnership Agreements for Expanded Services; On the Hill: Credible Fear and Asylum; CBP and DHS Meet with Tohono O’odham Nation Leaders; CBP to Expand Filing of Joint Customs Declarations; Registration Open: 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium

Volume 2, Issue 20 - December 6, 2013
On the Hill: CBP Testifies Before Three House Committees; Border Crossing Cards and B1/B2 Visas; What Does a Secure Maritime Border Look Like?; Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime at DHS; Lethal Highs: CBP Labs Protect America from Designer Drugs

Volume 2, Issue 19 - November 15, 2013
CBP Assumes Operational Control of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems (TARS); CBP Agriculture Specialists Intercept Asian Citrus Psyllids; Texas Hold ’Em Initiative Sees Continued Success; Travel Smart this Holiday Season; Rescheduled: 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium

Volume 2, Issue 18 - October 25, 2013
CBP On the Hill: Implementing Biometric Exit; CBP Interdicts $210 Million MSRP in Counterfeit Handbags; CBP Thwarts Ultra-Light Smugglers with Technology and Coordination; CBP Donates Intercepted Corals to the National Aquarium in Baltimore; Postponed: 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium

Volume 2, Issue 17 - September 27, 2013
CBP East Coast Trade Symposium; CBP Dedicates Detroit Vessel in Honor of Brian A. Terry; CBP, Aeroports de Montreal Introduce Automated Passport Control Kiosks; Extended: CBP Officer Job Opportunity Announcement

Volume 2, Issue 16 - September 6, 2013
CBP, Consumer Product Safety Commission Collaborate on Import Seizure; CBP Air and Marine Operations Center Celebrates 25 Years; Downtown DC Global Entry Enrollment Center Processes 10,000th Applicant; Border Patrol Breaks Ground on New Station in Detroit

Volume 2, Issue 15 - August 23, 2013
Trade Advisory Committee Focuses on ACE, ACAS and the Export Process; CBP, German Customs Collaborate on Pharmaceutical Seizure; CBP, Chicago Department of Aviation Launch Self-Service Kiosks at O’Hare Airport; Global Entry Eligibility Expanded to Germany, Qatar, Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom

Volume 2, Issue 14 - August 9, 2013
U.S., China Partner for Joint Intellectual Property Enforcement Operation; CBP Embarks on New Public-Private Partnerships; Fighting Fraud: CBP Laboratories and Scientific Services; CBP P-3 Aircraft Receive Midlife Upgrade; CBP Officer Job Opportunity Announcement

Volume 2, Issue 13 - July 26, 2013
CBP, Federal Maritime Commission Agree to Share ACE Data; CBP on the Hill: The Abu Dhabi Preclearance Facility; Protecting our Northern Border: Enhancing Collaboration and Building Local Partnerships; New Public Service Announcement Promotes Awareness of Human Trafficking; Coming Soon: CBP Officer Job Opportunity Announcement

Volume 2, Issue 12 - July 12, 2013
Acting Commissioner Provides Progress Report on CBP Trade Initiatives; Border Patrol Rescues Migrants with Life-Threatening Heat Injuries; United States and Canada Release Progress Report on Facilitating Cross-Border Business; Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats

Volume 2, Issue 11 - June 28, 2013
Beyond the Border Pre-Inspection and Infrastructure Initiatives; CBP On the Hill: Federal Government-Issued Biometric IDs; Blue Lightning: CBP and DOT Partner with the Aviation Industry to Fight Human Smuggling; Automated Passport Control: Improving Travel Efficiency

Volume 2, Issue 10 - June 14, 2013
CBP Hosts Trade Advisory Committee; CBP to Open the Final Three Centers of Excellence and Expertise; Global Entry On-Site Enrollment Opportunity: Exclusively for Congress; IPR Center Open House; CBP Disrupts $500 Million in Cocaine Smuggling Attempts

Volume 2, Issue 9 - May 31, 2013
United States and Canada Release Phase I Entry/Exit Project Report; CBP On the Hill: Visa Security and Overstays; CBP Seizes Banned African Elephant Ivory Jewelry; VIDEO: A Decade of Progressive Excellence in Border Security

Volume 2, Issue 8 - May 17, 2013
CBP Announces Reimbursable Services Program; CBP On the Hill: Border Security Provisions in S.744; CBP Begins Rollout of Automated Form I-94; the Spring Issue of Frontline

Volume 2, Issue 7 - May 3, 2013
Secretary Napolitano Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request; CBP Releases Resource Optimization Report; CBP Announces Expansion of its Test for Centers of Excellence and Expertise; One DHS Day on the Hill; A Decade of Progressive Excellence in Travel

Volume 2, Issue 6 - March 22, 2013
CBP Advisory Council Kicks Off New Term; CBP On the Hill: Measuring Outcomes to Understand the State of Border Security; CBP Enforcement News; CBP 10 Years Later; A Day in the Life of Homeland Security

Volume 2, Issue 5 - March 8, 2013
CBP On the Hill: What Does a Secure Border Look Like?; DHS On the Hill: Sequestration and Commonsense Immigration Reform; CBP Enforcement News; CBP Expands Global Entry, Adds Enrollment Centers; CBP Processes Cruise Ship Passengers at Sea

Volume 2, Issue 4 - February 15, 2013
CBP’s FY 2012 Fiscal Year in Review; 2012 Trade Transformation Accomplishments; CBP Seizes Counterfeit NFL Super Bowl Jerseys; P-3 Aircraft Operations Intercept Cocaine Smugglers; CBP Officers Apprehend Meth Smuggler; U.S., EU Fully Implement Mutual Recognition Decision

Volume 2, Issue 3 - February 1, 2013
FY 2012 Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics; U.S., Mexico Sign Trusted Trader Joint Work Plan; CBP Enforcement News; New Recovery Act-Funded Land Port of Entry; Winter 2013 Issue of Frontline Magazine

Volume 2, Issue 2 - January 18, 2013
2013 C-TPAT Conference; U.S. Harmonizes Value Thresholds with Canada; CBP 101 Event; CBP Enforcement News; New Land Port of Entry; National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 4, 2013
Canada, U.S. Release Beyond the Border Progress Report; Mexico, U.S. Combat Counterfeit Goods; CBP Enforcement News; 2013 C-TPAT Conference; VIDEO: CBP Frontline News — East Coast Trade Symposium; VIDEO: CBP Frontline News — Border Wars Premier

Volume 1, Issue 7 - December 21, 2012
COAC Holds Public Meeting; CBP and Israeli Customs Sign Joint Work Plan; CBP Enforcement News; 2013 C-TPAT Conference; CBP Increases Informal Entry Limit to $2,500; VIDEO: CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise; Frequently Asked Questions

Volume 1, Issue 6 - December 7, 2012
2012 East Coast Trade Symposium; New Centers of Excellence and Expertise; CBP Enforcement News; New Border Patrol Station in Ajo, Arizona; International Holiday Travel — Know Before You Go...; CBP and Taiwan Agree to Cargo Security Standards

Volume 1, Issue 5 - November 23, 2012
Non-Intrusive Vehicle Inspection; Hurricane Recovery Operations; CBP Enforcement News; CBP East Coast Trade Symposium; CBP COAC Meeting; Congressional Resources on the CBP Website; New Season of Border Wars

Volume 1, Issue 4 - November 9, 2012
Air Cargo Security: Advance Screening Pilot; Maritime Cargo Security: Beyond the Border; CBP Enforcement News; CBP Responds to Hurricane Sandy; CBP Reschedules East Coast Trade Symposium; CBP Receives Conservation Award

Volume 1, Issue 3 - October 26, 2012
Import Trade Trends; Airbag Investigation; CBP Enforcement News; Trade Symposium Postponed; Cyber Security Awareness Month; Visa Waiver Program

Volume 1, Issue 2 - October 12, 2012
Beyond the Border Phase 1 Pilot; CBP's Top Trade Initiatives; In Remembrance - Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie; CBP Enforcement News; CBP Trade News; Global Entry Partnership

Volume 1, Issue 1 - September 28, 2012
Welcome to CBP Access; CBP on the Hill; From the CBP Newsroom; CBP Collaborates with Federal Government and Private Sector Partners on Trade Transformation; The Summer 2012 Issue of Frontline Magazine

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