DHS Releases Report on Cross-Border E-Commerce

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 5/3/21 5:00 PM

On April 23, 2021, in a press release, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Center of Excellence’s Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI) announced the publication of a report on “the challenges posed by emerging technologies to cross-border e-commerce.”

The study was led by the University of Houston and is meant to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in leveraging the new technologies in risk assessment and data-sharing efforts. Suggested options include new authorized economic operator (AEO) programs designed for cross-border e-commerce and required data sharing.

The press release can be found here:


The report can be found here:


Topics: e-commerce, DHS, Reports

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