Govdelivery Trade Forced Labor https://www.cbp.gov/rss/trade/forced-labor GovDelivery Environmental and Cultural Stewardship feed en Grace Farms Foundation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Convened Law Enforcement Summit Focused on Post Pandemic Transnational Threats https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/grace-farms-foundation-and-us-customs-and-border-protection-convened June 22, 2022, NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Grace Farms Foundation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection brought together 250 federal law enforcement officials yesterday to discuss established and emerging transnational threats in an effort to share… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/377721 CBP Releases March 2022 Monthly Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-releases-march-2022-monthly-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for March 2022, which can be viewed online here.“CBP continues to enforce the CDC’s Title 42 Public Health Order. Half of migrants encountered in March were… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/376855 Baltimore CBP Seizes $2.5 Million in Palm Oil Shipments Under Forced Labor Finding https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/baltimore-cbp-seizes-25-million-palm-oil-shipments-under-forced-labor BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized four shipments of palm oil in Baltimore since February 11 due to information indicating that the palm oil was manufactured by forced labor, a form of modern slavery. The palm oil… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/376049 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act https://www.cbp.gov/trade/forced-labor/UFLPA The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden on December 23, 2021. It establishes a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/375773 CBP Releases December 2021 Monthly Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-releases-december-2021-monthly-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released operational statistics for December 2021, which can be viewed online here.“The dedicated men and women at CBP are committed to ensuring dangerous drugs and counterfeit products are off… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/375200 CBP issues Withhold Release Order on Brightway Group https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-brightway-group WASHINGTON — Effective December 20, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain disposable gloves produced in Malaysia by Brightway Holdings Sdn Bhd, Laglove (M) Sdn Bhd, and Biopro (M) Sdn Bhd (… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/374535 CBP Releases October 2021 Monthly Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-releases-october-2021-monthly-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for October 2021, which can be viewed online here.“CBP’s workforce continues to demonstrate excellence and dedication as they manage heightened travel… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/374129 CBP issues Withhold Release Order on Malaysian glove producers https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-malaysian-glove-producers WASHINGTON — Effective November 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at all U.S. ports of entry will detain disposable gloves produced in Malaysia by a group of companies collectively known as Smart Glove. This group of companies… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/374024 CBP Team is Awarded the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Safety, Security, and International Affairs https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-team-awarded-2021-samuel-j-heyman-service-america-medal-safety WASHINGTON — The Partnership for Public Service awarded U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s forced labor team the 2021 Service to America Medal (“Sammies”) for Safety, Security, and International Affairs. The Partnership for Public Service is a… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373929 CBP Releases September 2021 Monthly Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-releases-september-2021-monthly-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for September 2021, which can be viewed online here.“CBP encounters along the Southwest border declined in September from the prior month, and a majority of… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373839 CBP Issues Withhold Release Order on Tomatoes Produced by Farm in Mexico https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-tomatoes-produced-farm-mexico WASHINGTON —Effective Oct. 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at all U.S. ports of entry will detain fresh tomatoes produced by the tomato farm Agropecuarios Tom S.A. de C.V., and Horticola Tom S.A de C.V., and their subsidiaries… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373820 CBP Issues Withhold Release Order on Supermax Corporation Bhd. and its Subsidiaries https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-supermax-corporation-bhd-and-its WASHINGTON —Effective Oct. 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at all U.S. ports of entry will detain disposable gloves produced by Supermax Corporation Bhd.’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Maxter Glove Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.,… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373814 Forced Labor https://www.cbp.gov/trade/forced-labor The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act  The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) establishes a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373333 CBP Modifies Forced Labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-modifies-forced-labor-finding-top-glove-corporation-bhd WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has modified the forced labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd.  Effective immediately, CBP will permit the importation of disposable gloves made at Top Glove facilities in… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/373049 CBP Releases July 2021 Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-releases-july-2021-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for July 2021, which can be viewed online here.“In July, U.S. Customs and Border Protection played an important role in our nation’s ongoing economic rebound… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/372596 CBP Team is Awarded the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-team-awarded-2021-samuel-j-heyman-service-america-medals-people WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agency-wide forced labor team has been awarded the 2021 Service to America Medals (“Sammies”) People’s Choice Award by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. “I’m incredibly proud… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/372593 CBP issues Withhold Release Order on Seafood Harvested with Forced Labor by the Hangton No. 112 https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-seafood-harvested-forced-labor-0 WASHINGTON — Effective August 4, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain tuna and other seafood harvested by the Hangton No. 112, a Fijian flagged and owned fishing vessel.CBP issued a Withhold… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/372483 CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Imports of Carpets and Hand-Knotted Wool Products from Nepal https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-modifies-withhold-release-order-imports-carpets-and-hand-knotted WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has modified a Withhold Release Order on imports of carpets and hand-knotted products from Nepal. Effective July 23, 2021, carpets and hand-knotted wool products produced by the Nepalese company… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/372285 CBP Announces June 2021 Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-announces-june-2021-operational-update WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for June 2021, which can be viewed here.“We are in the hottest part of the summer, and we are seeing a high number of distress calls to CBP from migrants… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/372164 The Department of Homeland Security Issues Withhold Release Order on Silica-Based Products Made by Forced Labor in Xinjiang https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/department-homeland-security-issues-withhold-release-order-silica WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that DHS’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd., a company located in China’s Xinjiang… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371856 CBP Selects AnnMarie R. Highsmith and John P. Leonard as the Agency’s New Trade Leaders https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-selects-annmarie-r-highsmith-and-john-p-leonard-agency-s-new WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Ms. AnnMarie R. Highsmith as Executive Assistant Commissioner and Mr. John P. Leonard as Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Trade.As stewards of CBP’s trade mission,… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371823 CBP Announces May 2021 Operational Update https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-announces-may-2021-operational-update *Updated 6/29/2021 based on an internal review of CBP's forced labor enforcement data that found the total value of goods targeted under Withhold Release Orders (WRO) to be lower than initially estimated and the number and value of detentions  under… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371672 CBP issues Withhold Release Order on Chinese fishing fleet https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-withhold-release-order-chinese-fishing-fleet WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against Dalian Ocean Fishing Co., Ltd. based on information that reasonably indicates… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371516 CBP modifies Withhold Release Order on certain tobacco imports from Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-modifies-withhold-release-order-certain-tobacco-imports-premium WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has modified an existing Withhold Release Order on imports of tobacco from Malawi.Effective May 21, 2021, certain tobacco imports from Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited (PTML) will be admissible at all U.… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371419 CBP Cleveland Seizes Top Glove Products Under Forced Labor Finding https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-cleveland-seizes-top-glove-products-under-forced-labor-finding CLEVELAND—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel in Cleveland seized a shipment of 3.97 million nitrile disposable gloves due to information indicating they were made by forced labor, a form of modern slavery.On March 29, CBP directed… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371209 CBP team selected as finalist for Service to America Medal https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-team-selected-finalist-service-america-medal Executive Director  Ana Hinojosa and Deputy Executive DirectorEric Choy lead the CBP team selected as a 2021 Sammies finalist. WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has selected U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/371205 CBP Issues Forced Labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-forced-labor-finding-top-glove-corporation-bhd WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it has directed personnel at all U.S. ports of entry to begin seizing disposable gloves produced in Malaysia by Top Glove Corporation Bhd. (Top Glove).The CBP Office of Trade… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/370667 CBP Year in Review: Agency Adapts to Secure and Facilitate Essential Trade and Travel amid Pandemic https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-year-review-agency-adapts-secure-and-facilitate-essential-trade WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released the Trade and Travel Report: Fiscal Year 2020, which describes measures the agency took to protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/368817 CBP Issues Region-Wide Withhold Release Order on Products Made by Slave Labor in Xinjiang https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-region-wide-withhold-release-order-products-made-slave WASHINGTON — Effective January 13 at all U.S. ports of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will detain cotton products and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.CBP issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO)… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/367877 CBP emite orden de retención de atún y mariscos atrapado con trabajo forzado por el barco Lien Yi Hsing No. 12 https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-emite-orden-de-retenci-n-de-n-y-mariscos-atrapado-con-trabajo WASHINGTON — A partir del 30 de diciembre de 2020, el personal de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU., en todos los puertos de entrada estadounidenses detendrá el atún y otros mariscos capturados por el Lien Yi Hsing No. 12, un barco… U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/node/367469