Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Customs Offers Cross-Border Agreements

By Karen Robes Meeks

More than a dozen California and Washington-based businesses and agencies have been tentatively selected by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for new reimbursable service agreements designed to promote economic growth in cross-border trade throughout the nation, the CBP announced recently.

These agreements – made possible through Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act, 2002 – allow selected entities to reimburse CBP for expanded services such as customs, agricultural processing, border security services and support services at ports of entry.

Those tentatively selected for these partnerships include:
  • APM Terminal Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • California Cartage Company (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • California United Terminals, Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • Eagle Marine Services, Ltd (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • FCL Logistics, LTD (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • International Transportation Services, Inc. (Long Beach, Calif.);
  • Long Beach Container Terminal LLC (Long Beach, Calif.);
  • Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District (Hueneme, Calif.);
  • Price Transfer, Inc. (Long Beach, Calif.);
  • Price Transfer, Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • Total Terminals International, LLC (Long Beach, Calif.);
  • Total Terminals International, LLC (Seattle, Wash.);
  • TraPac, LLC (Los Angeles, Calif.);
  • West Basin Container Terminal (Los Angeles, Calif.); and
  • Yusen Terminal LLC (Los Angeles, Calif.)

“With increasing demands placed on CBP operations across the nation, innovative solutions like the Reimbursable Services Program allow us to keep pace while ensuring the safety and security of the travelers and cargo arriving to the United States,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. “The selection of these new partners reinforces CBP’s commitment to supporting opportunities for economic advancement and increased service.”