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CBP Commissioner Highlights 2015 Trade and Enforcement Statistics

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Speaking at the annual Safety and Risk Mitigation Summit in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske highlighted the following trade and enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2015.


- CBP processed more than $2.4 trillion in trade and more than $1.5 trillion worth of exported goods.

- CBP processed approximately 33 million entries and collected approximately $46 billion in duties, taxes and other fees, the highest total in five years.

- CBP collected more than $37 billion in duties, up 6.6 percent from FY 2014.

- Special programs and free trade agreements represented approximately 27 percent of total U.S. imports by value.

- CBP processed more than 26.3 million imported cargo containers, up 2.7 percent from FY 2014.


- The Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, a collection of 11 federal agencies with a shared interest in the prevention, preemption, deterrence and investigation of violations of import laws, initiated 368 seizures of unsafe imported products (up 107 percent from FY 2014) with a gross manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $24 million.

- $10.1 billion worth of imported goods were subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties and CBP collected $1.2 billion in AD/CV deposits.

- CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized commodity shipments with a domestic value of more than $5 million for AD/CV violations. 

- CBP conducted 92 audits of importers of commodities subject to AD or CV duties and identified $69 million in AD/CV discrepancies, with $5.4 million collected to date.

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