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Trade

Trade

Facilitating Commerce

International commerce is critical to America’s economy, and the entire world. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to keeping it safe and vibrant.

CBP creates and implements programs using sophisticated technologies, and trains personnel to help achieve the goals of securing U.S. ports and borders while also expediting trade. CBP works closely with other governments and the private sector to ensure the efficient flow of goods throughout the world.  

A New Trade Strategy

To address the growth, risks and complexities of international trade, CBP developed a trade strategy to guide our efforts toward a system that is swift, safe and secure for legitimate imports and exports.

The strategy works to modernize CBP’s processes to enforce U.S. trade laws, collect revenue accurately, and advance national and economic security.

Prioritizing Trade Issues

CBP prioritizes trade issues based on impact of non-compliance. Currently, CBP focuses on achieving results for seven priority trade issues:

  • Agriculture
  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duties
  • Import safety
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Penalties
  • Revenue  
  • Textiles
Last Published Date: October 30, 2013
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