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Items Tagged with 'Customs and Border Protection'


Cotton harvest

US, China feud over cotton ban

The Trump administration has stepped up its trade war with China by banning the import of any cotton or cotton products from a major producer, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, accused of using forced labor of Uyghur Muslims.
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US Mexico Border

Lawmakers push for more ag inspectors at US ports

The rapid expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) and increasing vegetable and fruit truck traffic across the U.S.-Mexico border, is causing Congress to consider authorizing more money for Customs and Border Protection Agricultural Specialists at U.S. ports of entry.
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Would you like some meth with your fresh produce?

Drug smugglers keep looking for unique ways to transport drugs across our southern border, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have successfully uncovered recent attempts to pack drugs along with strawberries and avocados coming in from Mexico.
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