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International Mail Security: CBP and USPS Should Assess Costs and Benefits of Using Electronic Advance Data, Statement of Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 164KB]

"My remarks today are based on our report, which addressed (1) types of items CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] has seized from mail and express cargo sent to the United States; (2) how inbound international items are inspected as they arrive in the United States; and (3) options to collect EAD [electronic advance data] for mail and the costs and benefits of using these data to target mail for inspection. For the purposes of this statement, I will focus primarily on our findings related to USPS's and CBP's efforts to obtain and use EAD to target mail for inspection. Specific details that are related to the screening process and foreign postal operators and that CBP and USPS considered sensitive are not included in our report or this statement."

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GAO-17-796T
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2017-09-07
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