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The Role of Customs and Border Patrol in Logistics

Updated: Feb 16


When transporting goods to and from other countries, it is essential to understand the role of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the logistics industry. CBP is responsible for keeping America’s borders secure, but they also play an important role in facilitating international trade. In this article, we will explore how CBP works with shippers, carriers, construction and manufacturing companies to ensure that goods are safely transported across international lines.

All items that are exported to the United States are subject to regulation by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). By inspecting cargo and, where necessary, collecting import tariffs, the CBP supports legal trade.

Your consignment must adhere to all laws in order to assure quick customs clearance.

What Is The CBP?

One of the biggest law enforcement organizations in the world, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), employs over 60,000 people. The company is in charge of facilitating international trade and travel as well as controlling the flow of people and all items headed towards the US.

As the US's first unified border agency, CBP approaches border management and control from all angles.

In a nutshell, the agency handles border security, customs, immigration, trade, agricultural protection, and counterterrorism.

The Role of Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

CBP is responsible for enforcing customs regulati