Outbound Mission Preventing terrorists, terrorist groups, rogue nations and other criminal organizations from obtaining U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List commodities; Enforcing sanctions and embargoes against individuals, groups, organizations, and countries; Interdict illegal exports; Interdict unreported currency; Interdicting stolen vehicles; Increase export compliance.
A-TCET Outbound Team COMPONENTS Counter Terrorism Response Team (CTR) Operation EXODUS Unit (OPEX) Advanced Targeting Unit (ATU)
Counter-Terrorism Response (CTR) OBJECTIVES Detect and interdict the cross-border travel of terrorists, terrorist funding, weapons, and instruments (components). Identify upon exit, people that could pose a threat to the U.S., such as narcotic traffickers, money launderers etc. Responsible for the inspection, questioning, and processing of suspect persons. Detect and interdict illicit outbound currency.
Identify different methods used by terrorists to move currency and other negotiable instruments in order to avoid detection. Perform outreach programs with export community. CTR OBJECTIVES (cont’d)
CTR Statistics Staffing 3 Supervisory CBP Officers 24 CBP Officers Fiscal Year 2008 Total Number of Seizures 122 Total Currency Seized $6,034,032 Total Number of Arrests 12 Total Number of Forced FinCen 105’s 2,295 Total Amount of Forced FinCen 105’s $36,900,229 Total Number of Flights Targeted 4,722 Total Number of Passengers interview/examined 64,969 Total Number of Immigration Violations 954
Outbound Currency Interdiction Training Provides national training to field personnel in planning and conducting outbound currency interdiction efforts. An eight day course to include classroom instruction and field training. Some notable topics that are covered: Overview of Title 31, current intelligence threat, fraudulent documents and financing terrorism
Advanced Targeting Unit (ATU) Staffing 2 Supervisory CBP Officers 14 CBP Officers Objective Utilize a variety of automated systems to identify high risk passengers and cargo.
ATU Responsibilities Identification of potential terrorists attempting to exit the U.S. Identification of high-risk passengers attempting to export contraband. Identification of high-risk export cargo, particularly components for Weapons of Mass Effect (WME). Identification of persons with outstanding criminal warrants attempting to exit the U.S. in order to avoid prosecution. Conducting post seizure analysis of enforcement actions to identify patterns which may lead to the creation of additional targets on potential violators.
Exodus Unit OBJECTIVES Prevent weapons, component parts and other controlled commodities from falling into the hands of terrorists or other criminal entities. Enforce the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulation (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. Detect and seize counterfeit merchandise and stolen vehicle exports, two possible means of financing terrorism. Detect and interdict Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
EXODUS Statistics Staffing 1 Supervisory CBP Officer 1 Exodus Specialist 4 CBP Officers 4 Technicians Fiscal Year 2007 Total Number of Seizures 53 Total Value of Seizures $898,626 FY 2008 Highlights Rifles, guns and ammunition seizures Weapon sights and rifle scopes Carbon Fiber
Automated Export System (AES) A joint venture between CBP, Census Bureau and the export trade community. Electronic filing of Shippers Export Declaration (SED).
Bureau of Census Foreign Trade Regulations Mandatory AES Filing
On June 2, 2008, the Bureau of Census published within the Federal Register, the amending of Title 15 CFR Part 30, Foreign Trade Regulations.
The changes within the new FTR are as follows: OLD FTSR NEW FTR SED EEI Option 2 Predeparture Option 4 Postdeparture
The Automated Export System (AES) is the mechanism in place for filing Electronic Export Information (EEI). Shipments exceeding $2,500.00 (FTR 30.37) Licensable commodities (FTR 30.2) AES Internal Transaction Number (ITN) From U.S. to foreign countries Between the U.S. and Puerto Rico From Puerto Rico to foreign countries From Puerto Rico to U.S. Virgin Islands From the U.S. to the U.S. Virgin Islands
Two Types of EEI Transactions (FTR 30.3) Export Transaction (Standard): U. S. Principle Party in Interest (USPPI) files the EEI or authorizes a U.S. agent to file their behalf. Routed Export Transaction: Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) authorizes a USPPI or a U.S. agent to file the EEI.
Shipments Exempt from Filing EEI (FTR 30.36-30.40) Country of ultimate destination is Canada (30.36) $2,500 or less per Schedule B number (30.37 (a)) Temporary Exports (30.37 (r))
Bureau of Census Foreign Trade Division Call Center: 800-549-0595 Option 1:Automated Export System Option 2:Commodity Analysis Option 3:Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch Emails:AskAES@census.gov FTDRegs@census.gov
The authority to enforce the Foreign Trade Regulations in 15 CFR Part 30 has been delegated to Customs and Border Protection. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in penalty actions.
On January 2, 2009, Customs and Border Protection published within the Customs Bulletin and Decisions, the guidelines for the imposition and mitigation of civil penalties for failure to comply with the FTR.
Our Mission We are the guardians of our Nation’s borders. We are America’s frontline. We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders. We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror. We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our nation’s economic security through lawful international trade and travel. We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.