If you export a product or receive imports in order to run your business, you should be informed about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is an international Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry with a resident CBP Port Director.
CBP performs three crucial roles:
- Facilitating trade to and from the U.S. and around the globe as well as securing it from acts of terrorism
- Assuring that goods arriving in the U.S. are legitimate and that appropriate duties and fees are paid for
- CBP is also responsible for the transfer of merchandise into and out of a Foreign-Trade Zone and for matters involving the collection of revenu
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