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2020 Economic Security Annual Assessment

This Trade and Economic Security (TES) report represents a collective understanding of U.S. economic security by DHS and is intended to drive policy actions across the government to strengthen U.S. global economic standing and secure supply chains.

DHS Cracks Down on Goods Produced by China’s State-Sponsored Forced Labor

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) today on products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The products subject to the WROs are produced with state-sponsored forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where the Chinese government is engaged in systemic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities.

Trade and Economic Security

The Office Trade and Economic Security (TES) establishes policies that enable the lawful flow of goods and services, people and capital, and information and technology across our borders; and position DHS to effectively counter threats to U.S. entities engaged in global commerce. TES functions include protecting the U.S. economy from nefarious foreign investors as well as the facilitation and enforcement of legitimate trade and travel.

Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

Are your grocery store shelves full? Thank a truck driver and a CBP officer! In just a week of restrictions on nonessential travel, CBP reported a 13% increase in commercial traffic across our borders, while travel plummeted.

Trade Transparency

Trade Transparency

Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is the process of disguising criminal proceeds through trade to legitimize their illicit origins.

Investigating Illegal Movement of People and Goods

Investigating Illegal Movement of People and Goods

Illegal trade, in a very general sense, predominately involve guns, money and drugs, but ICE’s responsibilities extend much further into all kinds of illegal and counterfeit merchandise coming into the country.

CAATSA Title III Section 321(b) FAQs

On August 2, 2017, the President signed into law the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (Public Law 115-44) (CAATSA), which imposes new sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. Various publications from the Department of State and the Treasury Department have provided program specific documents related to CAATSA.

Written testimony of CBP for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing titled “Protecting E-commerce Consumers from Counterfeits”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade Executive Assistant Commissioner, Brenda Brockman Smith addresses CBP’s responsibility for enforcing nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 49 other federal agencies, and its critical role in the Nation’s efforts to keep unsafe counterfeit and pirated goods from threatening the health and safety of American consumers, national security, and America’s innovation economy.


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