October 27, 2022

Trade Stats/Seizures – Protecting the American Consumer

Trade Stats/Seizures – Protecting the American Consumer

To ensure that merchandise if cleared as efficiently as possible, CBP words diligently with the trade community and port operators. CBP and the trade community also work together to strengthen international supply chains and improve border security. CBP has several programs in which they work together with importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers to advance information about the shipments and expedite the inspection process at the ports of entry. Due to the growing demand for imported goods, CBP is ready and willing to conduct exams and to expand hours of operations. 

In September 2022 alone, CBP processed more than 2.8 million entry summaries valued at more than $291 billion, identifying estimated duties of nearly $8.2 billion to be collected by the U.S. government. In September, trade via the ocean environment accounted for more than 39.94 percent of the total import value, followed by air, truck, and rail.

In September 2022, CBP targeted 491 entries valued at more than $158.6 million for suspected use of forced labor in the production of imported goods, including goods subject to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and Withhold Release Orders.

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threaten the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, the livelihoods of American workers, and the health and safety of consumers. In September 2022, CBP seized nearly 1,623 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $205 million.

With 80 audits completed, CBP identified $58.4 million in duties and fees owed to the U.S. government, stemming from goods that had been improperly declared in accordance with U.S. trade laws and customs regulations. CBP collected over $37.4 million of this identified revenue.

Drug Seizures

CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and Air and Marine Operations agents continue to interdict the flow of illicit narcotics across the border. Nationwide, CBP drug seizures (Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Fentanyl, and Marijuana) by weight were down 39 percent in September compared to August. Seizures were as follows:

  • Cocaine seizures decreased 81 percent
  • Methamphetamine increased 43 percent
  • Heroin seizures increased 73 percent
  • Fentanyl seizures decreased 19 percent

Additional CBP drug seizure statistics can be found on the Drug Seizure Statistics Drug Seizure Statistics page.

Agriculture Stats/Seizures – Securing American Agriculture

In September 2022, CBP agriculture specialists helped protect America’s agriculture, natural resources, and economic prosperity.
•    CBP issued 6,959 emergency action notifications for restricted and prohibited plant and animal products entering the United States.
•    CBP conducted 85,777 positive passenger inspections and issued 615 civil penalties and/or violations to the traveling public for failing to declare prohibited agriculture items.

Crane Trade Services can assist you with questions regarding this matter.  For assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com

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