US businesses support CBP supplemental funding

Funding means “cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” trade groups, chambers of commerce and companies said in a letter. 

US businesses support CBP supplemental funding

Funding means “cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” trade groups, chambers of commerce and companies said in a letter. 

US businesses support CBP supplemental funding

Funding means “cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” trade groups, chambers of commerce and companies said in a letter. 

 

   A group of about 80 trade associations, chambers of commerce and companies urged House and Senate lawmakers in a letter this week to support the Trump administration’s request for supplemental appropriations to cover Customs and Border Protection’s operations for the remainder of fiscal year 2019.
    The group said in the letter that the funding is needed to support CBP officer staffing, overtime and travel costs related to the continued redeployment of officers in support of the migrant crisis along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
    “This funding will ensure that the cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” the industry group said.
    Signatories of the letter include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Industrial Transportation League, Airforwarders Association, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, American Association of Exporters and Importers, Transportation Intermediaries Association, National Retail Federation, American Trucking Associations, U.S. Council for International Business and the Express Association of America, among others.

   The industry group noted that when CBP began redeploying officers to manage the increased number of Central American migrants arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico, freight processing at the Bridge of Americas in El Paso, Texas, for example, jumped from less than an hour to seven hours.
    On top of the CBP officer redeployment, the industry group noted the agency already is operating at an overall deficit of 3,700 officers. CBP also has suspended some training programs for its officers in response to the recent resource constraints.
    “Without additional funding, we are concerned that these examples will be the first in a series of increasingly serious disruptions to CBP’s critical customs and security work and to the movement of people and goods at our borders and POEs (ports of entry),” the industry groups said.

   

   

   

From our hiring practices, which have resulted in nearly 50% of all new hires being minority candidates, to our support of employee resource groups like PA Pride, we will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment among our workforce.

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters moved 10.6 million tons of cargo in May, an 11.9% year-on-year increase and 8.4% above the month's five-year average.

Most Popular
Latest News
Social Media

Loading...

DSV executives replacing Panalpina board

DSV executives replacing Panalpina board

Embed this story

Share Code Version 1

This version will embed the story headline and includes HTML fallback protection, ensuring the story will display even if some users decide to disable javascript in their browsers.

Copy & Paste the following code to embed this story on your website:

Preview

US businesses support CBP supplemental funding

Funding means “cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” trade groups, chambers of commerce and companies said in a letter. 

Jun 18, 2019 on Dec 27, 2018AmericanShipper.com

Share Code Version 2

This version will embed the story headline without any styling applied. Use this version if you will use your own custom styling on your website. This version also includes HTML fallback protection.

Copy & Paste the following code to embed this story on your website:

Preview

US businesses support CBP supplemental funding

Funding means “cross-border commerce critical to our economy is not impeded,” trade groups, chambers of commerce and companies said in a letter. 

Jun 18, 2019 on Dec 27, 2018AmericanShipper.com