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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 











The Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has expanded its size and the scope of its import enforcement mission with the recent addition of three federal agencies. 





The development marks another step toward President Barack Obama's administration's vision of clearing goods and people across the border in a seamless manner as one U.S. government rather than pushing transactions through a series of agencies with overlapping jurisdictions. ...



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Priority Trade Issue: Import Safety




The Import Safety Priority Trade Issue is designed to ensure that unsafe products do not enter the commerce of the U.S. by working collaboratively and collectively with partner government agencies, other foreign governments and the trade to better define and assess risk through increased automation and the sharing of information to encourage greater use of partnership and best practices to protect the U.S. consumer.




Targeting:

The Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility designed to streamline and enhance federal efforts to address import safety issues. The Import Safety CTACcombines the resources and manpower of CBP and other government agencies to protect the American public from harm caused by unsafe imported products by improving communication and information-sharing and reducing redundant inspection activities.






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Updated information on Imports of Wild-Harvest Shrimp from Mexico



















Importer Self-Assessment Product Safety Pilot Handbook, Addendum and Questionnaire




















http://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues/import-safety


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