Tuesday, June 4, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Open the Final Three Centers of Excellence and Expertise
U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") announced yesterday the opening of the final three Centers of Excellence and Expertise ("CEE") - Agriculture & Prepared Products in Miami, Apparel, Footwear & Textiles in San Francisco, and Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising in Atlanta. These final CEEs, created through extensive collaboration between industry stakeholders and CBP, will bring the total number to ten. The CEEs virtually connect CBP personnel around the country by leveraging new technologies and develop comprehensive strategies to better facilitate trade and improve coordination with partner government agencies. The other seven Centers are Automotive & Aerospace in Detroit; Base Metals in Chicago; Electronics in Los Angeles; Industrial & Manufacturing Materials in Buffalo; Machinery in Laredo; Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals in Houston; and Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals in New York.