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USCBP expands apparel, footwear and textiles centre
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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced another milestone toward fulfilling the agency's initiative to enhance industry-specific collaboration. The debut of the Apparel, Footwear and Textiles (AFT) Centre of Excellence and Expertise is now CBP's hub for more than 67,000 importers of clothing, shoes, and raw materials, it said in a press release.

Based in San Francisco, the centre's responsibilities include a majority of import and revenue-related activities for its industry. The centre is the fourth to make its debut as part of the change in the way CBP processes trade in the 21st century.

“The expansion of the AFT Centre – and the selection of Eric Batt as its director – is a significant step forward for this important industry and for CBP,” said CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. “The Centres reflect the true spirit of collaboration between CBP and our trade stakeholders, reducing transactional costs, increasing consistency and predictability, and enhancing our ability to identify high-risk commercial importations.”

By leveraging new technology, CBP personnel in key locations throughout the US will be assigned virtually to the AFT Centre, where they will increase consistency of practices across more than 300 American ports of entry, resolve trade compliance issues nationwide and become a single point of contact for trade actions.

CBP's Centres of Excellence and Expertise assist the agency's ability to accomplish its trade mission and to increase efforts to protect the health and safety of the American public while playing a role in strengthening the country's economy, the release said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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