The Customs and Border Protection has brokered 29 partnership agreements that will allow multiple private companies and state and local government organizations to reimburse CBP for various cross-border trade and travel services at U.S. ports of entry.
CBP said Thursday the tentative deals cover reimbursable customs, border security, immigration protection, agricultural processing and support services in 15 states as well as in Guam and Puerto Rico.
“These partnerships are a critical element to managing the sustained growth in international trade and travel that we are experiencing,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.
CBP has helped several domestic partner organizations to process more than 4 million travelers and almost 599,000 commercial and personal vehicles since 2013.
The agency noted it evaluates and chooses public-private partnership proposals for its Reimbursable Services Program through a rigorous multi-layered assessment process.
Click here to view the list of selected entities for reimbursable CBP air, land and sea operations support.