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-based money laundering (TBML) is the process of disguising criminal proceeds through trade to legitimize their illicit origins.
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.
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.
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.
Enforcement for Trade and Suspected Customs Law Violations
Q1. What is Voluntary Abandonment/Methods other than Seizure?
The Executive Order signed on March 31, 2017, promotes the efficient and effective administration of U.S. customs and trade laws by establishing enhanced measures to collect duties and a heightened enforcement posture for addressing trade violations that threaten the safety and economic security of the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to implement the Executive Order “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” The Executive Order, signed today, promotes the efficient and effective administration of U.S. customs and trade laws by establishing enhanced measures to collect duties and a heightened enforcement posture for trade violations that threaten the safety and economic security of the United States.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Carlos Sada to discuss opportunities for expanded cooperation between DHS and the Mexican Government on a range of homeland security-related issues.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R.Gil Kerlikowske addresses CBP’s role in facilitating international trade and enforcing our Nation’s trade laws.