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Trade

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has direct responsibility for enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness. By reducing costs for industry and enforcing trade laws against counterfeit, unsafe, and fraudulently entered goods, CBP is working to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity, and protect against risks to public health and safety.

21st Century Customs Framework

CBP is cognizant of the need to stay modern in order to meet the challenges of an evolving trade landscape.  New actors, industries, and modes of conducting business have emerged, disrupting the traditional global supply chain.  To continue to effectively fulfill CBP’s mission, CBP is pursuing an initiative titled “The 21st Century Customs Framework” (21CCF).  The 21CCF seeks to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP’s trade mission to better position the agency to operate in the 21st century trade environment.

Public Comment Period

On March 1, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a public meeting on the 21st Century Customs Framework at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. On March 12, 2019, CBP published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) to solicit further public comment on the 21st Century Customs Framework themes. This public comment period will remain open through April 11, 2019. The FRN may be accessed here. Public input is vital as CBP pursues policy, regulatory, and statutory improvements as part of this comprehensive modernization effort.


Trade News Snapshot

The new monthly Trade News Snapshot is an overview of the latest updates on CBP’s trade facilitation and enforcement efforts around the globe.  The Snapshot highlights CBP’s important trade programs, initiatives, and operations for our trade partners and the public. CBP works with partner government agencies and the trade community to facilitate legitimate trade that supports economic growth and shield the American public and businesses from unsafe products, intellectual property theft, and unfair trade practices.


CBP Procedures to Investigate Trade Related Allegations


AD/CVD Scam Alert

Did You Receive an Email Offering a "Solution" to Avoid Antidumping Duties?  This is a violation of U.S. Law. 

CBP Trade Enforcement - Operational Approach

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to protecting national economic security by enforcing U.S. trade laws through its Trade Enforcement efforts. The CBP Trade Enforcement Operational Approach demonstrates how CBP is using all of its authorities to combat trade fraud by DETECTING high-risk activity, DETERRING non-compliance, and DISRUPTING fraudulent behavior. CBP will use all methods at its disposal—including increased bonding, enhanced targeting and inspection of high-risk imports, and swift and thorough review of allegations to ensure a fair and competitive trade environment.

 

Locate Port Information

CBP provides security and facilitation operations at 328 ports of entry throughout the country. Use this interactive map to find information specific to air, sea and land entries.

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U.S. Map for Ports of Entry

 

Questions?

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Find answers at the CBP Info Center.

 

Last modified: 
March 13, 2019
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