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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

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 will seek to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP’s trade mission to better position the agency to operate in the 21st century trade environment. 

On December 21, 2018, CBP announced through a Federal Register Notice that it will host a Public Meeting on March 1, 2019, to obtain public input on the 21CCF themes: Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain, Intelligent Enforcement, Cutting-Edge Technology, Data Access and Sharing, 21st Century Processes, and Self-Funded Customs Infrastructure. REGISTER NOW to attend the meeting in person or participate via teleconferenceThe Federal Register Notice solicits public comment on the themes and includes guiding questions that CBP would like you to consider. You may also request to provide your comments in-person during the March 1, 2019 Public Meeting. All those wishing to attend the meeting, including Federal employees and members of the press, must register. Registration will close no sooner than February 4, 2019.

Through preliminary efforts, CBP has identified six key themes for which CBP seeks public input:

  • Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain: Due to technological advances and new modes of conducting business, the modern international trade environment is marked by emerging actors and dynamic supply chains. How can CBP ensure all parties in the modern supply chain are accounted for and held responsible?
  • Intelligent Enforcement: CBP’s efforts on intelligent enforcement are anchored on further improving risk management and the impact of efforts to detect high-risk activity, deter non-compliance and disrupt fraudulent behavior. How can CBP better utilize technology, big data, and predictive analytics to protect Americans and the U.S. economy?
  • Cutting Edge Technology: One of the defining features of the modern trade environment is the rapid emergence of new technology. Which technologies should CBP explore to improve trade facilitation and trade enforcement activities?
  • Data Access and Sharing: The volume and types of data and the speed at which the data can be transmitted create a valuable opportunity for CBP and trade stakeholders. How can CBP make data sharing more efficient? What avenues are there for data sharing which could improve both trade enforcement and trade facilitation?
  • 21st Century Trade Processes: CBP will be refining certain import processes to better reflect the modern trade environment, improve the experience of importers, brokers, and other important actors in the supply chain, and increase overall efficiency. Which trade processes are overly burdensome or outdated?
  • Self-funded Customs Infrastructure: New requirements affecting CBP, Partner Government Agencies (PGA), and trade industry will necessitate updates to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) outside of reoccurring maintenance. What other avenues should CBP pursue to ensure that the ACE has a consistent stream of funding for enhancements and new functionalities?

CBP looks forward to public input and participation. Please contact with any questions.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2018