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Centers of Excellence and Expertise

Map of Current CEE Centers

Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) are industry-focused and account-based operational organizations processing post-release trade activities on behalf of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Centers are aligned by 10 key industry sectors in strategic locations at Ports of Entry across the U.S. and are the strategic point of connectivity between the trade community and CBP operations.  The Centers increase uniformity of practices across the Ports of Entry, facilitate the timely resolution of trade compliance issues nationwide and strengthen CBP’s ability to protect the U.S. economy.

The Centers are comprised of organization units that focus on one of the following strategic areas:

Partnership Division

Streamline trade facilitation efforts through partnership programs and increase industry-based knowledge through bi-direction education efforts.

Validation and Compliance Division (V&C)

Validate risk factors within an industry sector and develop approaches to improve compliance.

Enforcement Division

Develop and address risks through impactful national enforcement plans and strategies.

Last Modified: Jun 28, 2023