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CBP Accepting Applications to Operate Centralized Examination Station in San Antonio

Monday, August 18, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting applications to operate a centralized examination station in the port of San Antonio, Texas. The port director has determined that one CES facility is required in this area to best meet CBP’s examination requirements, facilitate the movement of cargo in the port and provide competitive service to the trade community.

A CES is a privately operated facility where imported merchandise identified by CBP for physical examination is made available to CBP officers for that purpose. Once CBP identifies merchandise for examination, the importer or its agent is responsible for arranging the bonded transfer of the merchandise to the CES and for paying the costs of the transfer as well as any fees charged by the CES facility for its services.

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