Import Trade and U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Policies and Challenges

Roy A. Morel (Editor)

Series: Trade Issues, Policies and Laws, Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: LAW083000



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International trade is a critical component of the U.S. economy, with U.S. merchandise imports and exports amounting to $2.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion in 2011, respectively. The efficient flow of legally traded goods in and out of the United States is thus a vital element of the country’s economic security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is the primary agency charged with ensuring the smooth flow of trade through U.S. ports of entry. CBP’s policies with regard to U.S. imports are designed to: facilitate the smooth flow of imported cargo through U.S. ports of entry; enforce trade and customs laws designed to protect U.S. consumers and business and to collect customs revenue; and enforce import security laws designed to prevent weapons of mass destruction, illegal drugs, and other contraband from entering the U.S. – a complex and difficult mission. This book describes and analyzes import policy and CBP’s role in the U.S. import process, with a focus on the legislative history of customs laws; “trusted trader” programs to improve enforcement of intellectual property and trade remedy laws, to strengthen cargo scanning practices, and/or to promote modernization of customs data systems. (Imprint: Nova)


U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation, Enforcement, and Security
(Vivian C. Jones, Marc R. Rosenblum, CRS)

Statement of David V. Aguilar, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Hearing on "Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation Through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement"

Statement of Kumar C. Kibble, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Hearing on "Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation Through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement"

Import Trade Trends: Fiscal Year 2012, Year-End Report
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

CBP Trade Strategy: Fiscal Years 2009-2013
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)


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