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DHS Highlights Trade Processing Numbers for 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Homeland Security released Jan. 23 the following statistics concerning trade operations by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2014.

- more than $2.4 trillion in trade processed, up more than 4 percent from 2013

- China, Canada and Mexico remained the top three sources of U.S. imports

- special programs and free trade agreements represented approximately 30 percent of total U.S. imports, led by NAFTA and the U.S.-Korea FTA

- more than $34 billion in duties collected, a two percent increase from 2013

- more than $1.6 trillion worth of U.S. exported goods processed, four percent higher than 2013

- more than 25.7 million cargo containers processed, up 4.5 percent from 2013

- more than 23,000 seizures of goods that violated intellectual property rights, with a total retail value of $1.2 billion

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