WHAT IS MUTUAL RECOGNITION UNDER C-TPAT

What exactly is Mutual Recognition? Mutual Recognition (MR) refers to those activities associated with the signing of a document between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and a foreign Customs Administration that provides for the exchange of information. The document, referred to as an “arrangement”, indicates…

CBP Provides Additional Information on New Centers of Excellence and Expertise

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its Web site additional information about the centers it is establishing to speed the processing of imported goods. The first two – the Center of Excellence and Expertise – Electronics in Los Angeles and the Center…

REDEFINING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

  FROM THE CBP WEB SITE (12/13/2011) Technology, information streams, processes and partnerships have redefined international travel and trade and revolutionized the concept of borders, explained U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar at a conference of airport and industry security executives in…

DOT READY TO LAUNCH MEXICAN TRUCK PILOT PROGRAM

READY TO START MEXICAN TRUCK CROSS BORDER PILOT PROGRAM Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent to House and Senate leaders last week a letter asserting that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to launch a pilot program allowing long-haul Mexican…

Moving Mexican produce is a booming Valley business, no matter how you slice it

  By WILLIAM PACK STAFF WRITER Aug. 13, 2011, 12:52AM Close [X] SAN ANTONIO — Business is booming in the Rio Grande Valley as a result of soaring traffic in fruits and vegetables from Mexico, an increasingly sophisticated produce powerhouse that exports more fruits and…

CBP COMMISSIONER WORRIED ABOUT CORRUPTION

THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner admits that the threat of Mexican drug cartels trying to infiltrate the government agency by attempting to corrupt the federal agents is all too real.    Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of CBP in the…