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arrowAccount Management
Account management’s purpose is to utilize an account-based methodology consistent with risk management principles to develop and maintain the highest level of trade compliance
arrowACE: Modernization Information Systemsfeatured see also
- 06/04/2010

ACE is the commercial trade processing system being developed by CBP to facilitate legitimate trade and strengthen border security.
arrowAgriculture Programs
The goal of the Agriculture PTI is to prevent the importation of contaminated, diseased, infested, or adulterated agricultural and food products that could harm the American people, plant and animal agricultural resources, or the economy, while facilitating lawful trade.
arrowAntidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD)featured see also
When the Department of Commerce finds that imported merchandise was sold in the U.S. at an unfairly low or subsidized price, CBP is responsible for collecting the AD/CV duties timely to level the playing field for U.S. companies injured by these unfair trade practices. The goal of the AD/CVD PTI is to detect and deter circumvention of the AD/CVD law and to liquidate final duties timely and accurately, while facilitating legitimate trade.
arrowAudits (Regulatory Audit)
A risk-based approach to assess import compliance with trade laws and regulations. The audit reviews provide a systematic approach to data collection and an analysis of data to determine the likelihood of noncompliance, which includes assessing risks by reviewing corporate controls over trade compliance.
arrowBroker Compliance
arrowBroker Self-Assessment Pilot Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is launching the Broker Self-Assessment Outreach Pilot, a voluntary program intended to be a partnership between CBP and participating customs brokers.
arrowCBP Import Safety and Other Government Agencies Initiatives
The goal of CBP Import Safety initiatives is to facilitate communications and to strengthen partnership between CBP, other government agencies and the trade to ensure unsafe products do not enter the commerce of the United Sates.
arrowEntry Summary
arrowDuty, Tariff Rates
arrowImporter Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
ISA is a voluntary approach to trade compliance. The program provides the opportunity for importers who have made a commitment of resources to assume responsibility for monitoring their own compliance in exchange for benefits.
arrowReport Trade Allegations (e-Allegations)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has established an on-line procedure by which concerned individuals can report illegal import and export activity.
arrowCenters of Excellence and Expertise (Centers)featured see also
The Centers represent “Tailor-Made Trade”; aligning CBP trade processing along industry sectors for maximum efficiency.
arrowTrade Agreements
Over the last decade, the number of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and preferential trade legislation programs has increased significantly. In response to this current trade environment reality, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated Trade Agreements (TA) as a Priority Trade Issue (PTI). The objective of the TA PTI is to advance CBP’s mission by working with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate legitimate trade and address areas of non-compliance while effectively communicating the terms of our free trade agreements and preferential trade legislation. The TA PTI is limited to goods other than textiles and apparel, as textiles and apparel products are handled under a separate Textiles PTI.
arrowKimberley Diamonds
Rough diamonds which have become known as conflict diamonds are defined as diamonds used by rebel movements to finance military action opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments.
- Overview of Penalties: A Priority Trade Issue (PTI)featured see also
- 04/04/2008

Penalties as a PTI is to ensure the effectiveness of the trade fraud penalty process by emphasizing national direction, uniformity, swift action, applying trade compliance alternatives to traditional commercial fraud penalties, and by focusing trade fraud resources on Priority Trade Issues (PTI).
Allows for post-entry revisions to certain elements of entries which are indeterminable at time of entry.
arrowRemote Location Filing
arrowRevenuefeatured see also
The goal of the Revenue PTI is to ensure that CBP has effective internal controls to protect the duties and taxes (over $32 billion in 2007) it collects for the U.S. Government, and that its financial reports meet the highest accounting standards.
arrowTextiles and Quotas
arrowTrade Compliance
arrowTrade Program Contacts
Contains contact information for various Trade Programs.
arrowTrade Trends
- 10/05/2012

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is pleased to present the Import Trade Trends Report. This report is produced biannually and features graphical analysis and trade highlights.
arrowIntellectual Property Rightsfeatured see also
The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America’s innovation economy, the competitiveness of our businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of consumers. The trade in these illegitimate goods is associated with smuggling and other criminal activities, and often funds criminal enterprises. CBP protects businesses and consumers every day through an aggressive IPR enforcement program. CBP targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforces exclusion orders on patent-infringing and other IPR violative goods.
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 ACE: Modernization Information Systems
 Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD)
 Intellectual Property Rights
 Overview of Penalties: A Priority Trade Issue (PTI)
 Trade News
 ACE Entry Summary Process and Policy
 Office of International Trade Contact Numbers
 Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers)

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