Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2013, S. 662, Hearing Before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 22, 2013 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is the May 21, 2013 hearing on "Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2013, S. 662," held before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. From the opening statement of Max Baccus: "Today we are focused on critical legislation to reauthorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. These two agencies orchestrate the flow of trade and ensure shipment smoothly through United States ports. On a typical day, 365,000 entries move through U.S. ports. That includes more than 3,000 express entries. These goods arrive in more than 66,000 truck, rail, and sea containers, as well as hundreds of aircraft carrying express cargo shipments. This is just an average. On a busy day, CBP must manage almost half a million entries. American businesses, ranchers, farmers, and consumers depend on the timely movement of all these goods across borders to remain competitive. In business, time is money. So CBP and ICE must facilitate trade expeditiously. At the same time, CBP and ICE must ensure that our borders are secure. This is the challenge that CBP faces given the volume of today's trade." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mary Ann Comstock, William A. Cook, David Cooper and Clark R. Silcox.
S. Hrg. 113-215, Senate Hearing 113-215
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