28 June 2016

US CBP announces partnerships for expansion of services

The US Customs and Border Protection have appointed 29 new agencies for new services to promote economic growth and cross-border trade.

US CBP announces partnerships for expansion of services

The US Customs and Border Protection have appointed 29 new agencies for new services to promote economic growth and cross-border trade. The collective partnerships are divided into Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Texas. The services will be funded by the CBP with the aim of achieving comprehensive services for incoming commercial and international transport.

Better service

By creating partnerships between the private sector and government agencies, the CBP can offer new and improved services. This concerns mainly customs services such as border and security services, immigration and inspection, control of agricultural products and support services in the ports of arrival. ‘These partnerships are a crucial part of managing the continuing growth of international trade and travel we experience’, said CBP deputy commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Arrival ports will, thanks to these agreements, benefit from lower lead times, which will provide better service.

Extra bet

Since the programme began in 2013, the CBP has made agreements with 29 agencies in the private sector. At the request of partners, more than 164.000 additional hours are used to handle more than 4 million passengers and nearly 599.000 vehicles are delivered. There are a number of restrictions on the ‘CBP service airports’ where the CBP will largely manage and run the services themselves. A maximum of 10 public-private agreements are made, thereby limiting the support services to the costs. The agreements will not replace existing services.

The currently selected partnerships are:

In aviation:

International Airport AB Won Pat Guam

Oakland International Airport, Oakland Harbor

International Airport Boston Logan, Massachusetts Port Authority

International Airport Charlotte Douglas, City of Charlotte Aviation Department

Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Aviation Authority

International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii Department of Transportation

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greenville District

Spokane International Airport, United Parcel Service

San Jose International Airport

Rafael Hernandez Airport, Copeca Jet Centre

In agriculture:

Otay Mesa California, Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Santa Teresa North Mariana, New Mexico Economic Development Department

San Luis II Arizona, Southwest Arizona Port Users Association

Preidio Texas, Presidio International Port Authority


In shipping:

Dole Fresh Fruit Company

Port of New York and New Jersey, Salson Logistics

Port of New York and New Jersey, Red Hook Container Terminal

New York and New Jersey Port, Kamino Air Import Corp.

Port of New York and New Jersey, Global Container Terminals USA

Port of New York and New Jersey, East Coast Warehouse CES

Florida Pannama City, Panama City Port Authority

Florida Pannama City, Linea Peninsular, Inc

Florida Port, Everglades

Florida Cape Canaveral, Gulftainer USA LLC

California, San Diego

California Oakland, The Harbour of Oakland

Texas, Freeport

Mississippi, Gulfport

Delaware, Wilmington Texas Galveston, Port of Galveston

The agreements were established under a strict multi-layer process to ensure the compatibility and priorities of the CBP. The US CBP is part of the Ministry of Homeland Security and is responsible for the control and protection of the borders of air and seaports. With more than 60,000 employees, the CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement agencies. The CBP is responsible for the detention of terrorists, weapons from the US and they facilitate legal international travel and trade. The CBP is responsible for maintaining hundreds of US laws and regulations. Tasks of the CBP are a combination of: customs, immigration, border security and the protection of agriculture in coordinated and supportive activities. One of the main tasks is to carry out border management and border controls. The control and delivery of ESTA travel destinations is part of the CBP.

Source: CBP