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U.S. Signs Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Nigeria

Thursday, April 25, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed April 23 a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with the Nigeria Customs Service. According to a CBP press release, CMAAs provide for mutual assistance to ensure the accurate assessment of customs duties and taxes and in efforts to combat illicit cross-border activities such as contraband smuggling, customs fraud and money laundering, and international terrorism. CBP states that these agreements provide a legal framework for information sharing and cooperation between customs administrations and that the U.S. now has 66 such agreements in place with other countries.

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