CBP Pursues 21st Century Customs Framework Initiative

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 5/24/19 5:00 PM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is pursuing “The 21st Century Customs Framework” initiative, in order to modernize CBP operations.

CBP held a public meeting on March 1, 2019 to discuss the six themes of the framework:

  • Emerging roles in the global supply chain – How can CBP hold responsible all parties in a supply chain?
  • Intelligent enforcement – How can CBP better utilize technology, data, and predictive analytics?
  • Cutting-edge technology – Which technologies should CBP explore?
  • Data access and sharing – How can CBP make data sharing more efficient?
  • 21st century trade processes – Which trade processes are overly burdensome or outdated?
  • Self-funded customs infrastructure – What else should CBP pursue for enhancements?


The CBP press release may be found here:


The public meeting transcript may be found here:


Topics: CBP, technology

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