CBP Advances U.S. Trade Enforcement, Facilitation

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 3/1/18 5:00 PM

On February 28, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release, marking the second anniversary of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). With the additional authority granted by TFTEA, CBP continues to investigate unfair trade practices and implement mechanisms to help promote the fair and legitimate flow of trade.

Among various initiatives, CBP has used TFTEA to prohibit the entry of goods produced by forced labor, and has implemented Intellectual Property Rights protections. Additionally, CBP continues to investigate allegations of antidumping and countervailing duty evasion under its TFTEA authority.

CBP states in the press release that it will “continue to implement provisions of TFTEA and leverage all available tools, authorities, and partnerships to increase trade enforcement, facilitate lawful trade, protect economic security and address the risks and challenges of 21st century trade operations.”


The CBP national press release may be found here:



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