U.S. and Vietnam Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 12/10/19 5:00 PM

On December 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a press release that the U.S. and Vietnam signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The CMAA is a bilateral agreement providing the legal framework to exchange information and evidence to assist in the enforcement of customs laws.  Such an agreement also forms the foundation for subsequent information sharing agreements.

CBP’s press release can be found here:

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/united-states-signs-customs-mutual-assistance-agreement-vietnam

More information about CMAAs can be found here:

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/international-initiatives/international-agreements/cmaa

Topics: CBP, Vietnam, CMAA

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