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Economic Security

America’s economic prosperity, and the world’s, depend increasingly on the flow of goods and services, people and capital, and information and technology across our borders. The systems that make these flows possible are targeted for exploitation by adversaries, including terrorists and criminals.

DHS plays a role in identifying vulnerabilities to our nation’s economic security and collaborating to secure global systems.

Collaborating to Secure the Global Supply Chain

DHS works with international partners and the private sector to secure global systems of travel and trade in many ways – including by developing and helping implement global standards for aviation security and container security, and by sharing information with partners to help identify potential terrorists before they strike. At the same time, DHS safeguards privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

The National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security focuses on the worldwide network of transportation, postal, and shipping pathways, assets, and infrastructures, including communications and information infrastructures. It provides strategic guidance to departments and agencies within the U.S. government and identifies how we can build on cooperation with all stakeholders, including other governments and the private sector.

Last Published Date: July 5, 2019

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Sep 18

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component offices have worked diligently to serve the American people across all fronts while making health and safety precautions a top priority. As the American homeland continues to open up, DHS’s components continue to see a return to pre-COVID operations.

Sep 14

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.

Sep 10

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) is announcing that after more than 15 years since Congress passed the REAL ID Act, all 50 states are now in full compliance issuing these cards, with most states becoming compliant in the last four years.

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