Trade Enforcement, ACE, Cargo Inspection Among Priorities in Proposed CBP Budget
President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 includes the following funding amounts for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- $29.8 million to fund 140 positions to provide for new services mandated by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act in a timely manner, including with respect to investigating claims of antidumping duty evasion, using donations of technology from the private sector for enforcing intellectual property rights, and simplifying drawback processing to spur domestic manufacturing and exports
- an increase of $45.1 million for Automated Commercial Environment core functionality that would support the infrastructure and software needed to sustain the ACE/single window system, a disaster recovery capability to support redundancy from the cloud, and decommissioning of the legacy Automated Commercial System
- an increase of $14.5 million for 93 additional positions for the National Targeting Center, which would be dedicated to traveler vetting, cargo vetting, and counter-network operations