Trade Enforcement Coordination Center Established in Atlanta
Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations recently signed a memorandum of agreement to implement the Atlanta Trade Enforcement Coordination Center. The TECC will bring the two agencies’ commercial fraud units together to identify, inspect, and investigate foreign trade suspected of being fraudulently imported through Atlanta.
There are now 11 TECCs around the U.S. promoting interagency collaboration, information sharing, and more efficient communication about foreign imports and commercial fraud investigations in an effort to enhance the trade enforcement mission of the member agencies. Through the TECCs CBP and HSI initiate joint investigations aimed at stopping unfair trade practices that threaten the U.S. economy, restrict the competitiveness of U.S. industries, and place public health and safety at risk.