CT Strategies’ Partner, Mr. Allen Gina, provided insight to International Trade Today’s Brian Bradley for his article “Incoming Administration expected to Bring Greater Enforcement Focus to CBP”. Mr. Gina, based on his 30+ years’ experience with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Customs Service, provided predictions of the Trump Administration’s impact on CBP and its day-to-day operations. If the incoming administration is true to its campaign promises, Mr. Gina believes funding to CBP will increase. Additionally, CBP will likely be a major priority for President Trump as most of his major policy initiatives related to trade and immigration involve CBP operations.
The article compiles Mr. Gina’s expertise and insight with that of attorney, Brenda Jacobs and former CBP Acting Commissioner, David Aguilar. While Mr. Gina’s comments focused on the dynamics between Congress and CBP in allocating funding to execute the Administration’s proposed agenda, others’ comments concluded that the prospect of stricter trade enforcement could complicate day-to-day CBP operations. Additionally, Ms. Jacobs stated that President-elect Trump’s preference for bilateral trade is likely to complicate importing procedures. However, any change to trade procedures will likely be incremental, hopefully giving importers the time they need to ensure CBP does not ignore the trade facilitation aspect of its mission.
For the full article, please visit International Trade Today