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Commissioner Bonner dedicates FAST lane in Laredo, Texas
(CBP - 04/15/2004)
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U.S. Customs, Commerce Department sign agreement to share information with Mexico
(The Daily Dispatch - 04/15/2004)
Port To Scan Cargo For Radiation
( - 04/14/2004)
Border agents arrest two, find loaded weapons in car
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FAST is a bilateral initiative between the U.S. and Mexico that seeks to ensure security and safety while enhancing the economic prosperity of both countries.
U.S./Mexico FAST
FAST is a bilateral initiative between the U.S. and Mexico that seeks to ensure security and safety while enhancing the economic prosperity of both countries.
Trade Act of 2002 - Advance Electronic Information
On December 5, 2003, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the final Trade Act regulations in the Federal Register. The rules require advance transmission of electronic cargo information to CBP, and provides for various effective dates depending upon the mode of transportation.
Welcome to U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Unifying the Border Agencies
As the single unified border agency of the United States, the CBP mission is vitally important to the protection of America and the American people.
One Face at the Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, is establishing a new frontline officer position, the CBP Officer, to serve at the Nation's ports of entry and provide the American public, travelers and the international trade community with "one face at the border." The CBP Officer will unify and integrate the work of approximately 18,000 inspectors who came together from three different agencies when CBP was formed on March 1, 2003.
Container Security Initiative
Every year some 200 million sea cargo containers move among the world's top seaports. In the U.S., nearly 50 percent of the value of all imports arrive via sea container. In January of 2002, U.S. Customs launched the Container Security Initiative (CSI) to help prevent global containerized cargo from being exploited by terrorists. Now within the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to implement CSI at major ports around the world.
FAST Application Information
This program allows U.S./Canada and U.S./Mexico partnering importers expedited release for qualifying commercial shipments.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
In order to develop, enhance, and maintain effective security processes throughout the global supply chain, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to accept applications in various international supply chain categories.
Agriculture Inspection
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has more than 1,500 agriculture inspectors with specialized training to detect and stop certain identified prohibited agricultural items from entering the United States. As potential carriers of animal and plant pests or diseases, the unauthorized entry of these items can cause serious damage to America's crops, livestock, pets, and the environment. Supported by a 500-member technical team and a Beagle Brigade that can sniff out hidden prohibited agricultural items with extraordinary precision, CBP agriculture inspectors work at key U.S. ports of entry and land borders that include U.S. international airports and mail facilities. Any travelers who fail to declare agricultural items on entry into the United States can be fined a civil penalty of up to $1,000 or more on the spot and will have their items confiscated.
How Do I...? Immigration Instructions
Instructions for Immigration includes procedures for how to obtain proper documents, records and passes for entering the United States.
Border Patrol
Welcome to the Border Patrol Home Page. From here, you can access our Overview and find information on our mission and operations, our National Strategies, what it's like working for the Border Patrol and how you can join us. You can also find information on our various Border Patrol Sectors and Offices. We have information on Health and Fitness, our Border Safety Initiative, and the work of BORSTAR, our search, trauma and rescue teams. Also, you may link to Media and Public Information related to borders and the Border Patrol.
24-Hour Rule
Effective December 2, 2002, carriers and/or automated NVOCCs must submit a cargo declaration 24 hours before cargo is laden aboard the vessel at a foreign port.
Modernization & ACE
Improving border security and the flow of trade, the Modernization Program has reached a major milestone with the implementation of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Find out what ACE is, when it will affect you, and how it is being developed.

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