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UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 U.S. Forces Customs - Europe POC: Tim Sellman, DSN.

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1 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 U.S. Forces Customs - Europe POC: Tim Sellman, DSN

2 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Delegation Of Authority EUCOM COMMANDER EUCOM designates CG USAREUR Military Commander for: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania [ED 45-7/Legal/Country Regulations] Designates USAREUR Provost Marshal as the EUCOM Customs Border Clearance Executive Agent (CBCEA) [EUCOM Directive 30-3 Customs Border Clearance Agency Program] CG USAREUR CG USAREUR designated USAREUR PM as Customs Executive Agent [CEA] for Germany [AER 10-5 / Organizations & Functions; AER , US Forces Customs Controls in Germany (tri-service regulation)] USAREUR PM USAREUR PM, as CG USAREUR CEA, is link to German Treasury Department (Customs) for SOFA host nation customs mission for all three services in Germany

3 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Mission Focus USDA Pre-Clearance Host Nation Customs USEUCOM / AFRICOM USDA Partnership Active Program Management Inspector Training Prevent Delay of DoD Cargo at US Ports GERMANY Federal Ministry Partnership SOFA Compliance All U.S. Forces Protect U.S. Forces Privileges

4 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 USEUCOM CEA - Proponent for USEUCOM Directive 30-3, the “Customs Border Clearance Agency Program”. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide inspector training, program certification / technical over-watch and exercise/special mission pre-clearance support for all U.S. Forces in Europe & AFRICOM. Customs Executive Agency (CEA) CG USAREUR CEA- Implement AER , “U.S. Forces Customs Controls in Germany” and applicable provisions of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement via the operation of customs field offices throughout Germany. PREVENT THE DELAY OF DOD CARGO AT CONUS PORTS / PROTECT U.S. AGRICULTURE CUSTOMER SERVICES / INVESTIGATIONS / HN LIAISON / BORDER CONTROL (AIR) (PM) CUSTOMS EXECUTIVE AGENT AGENCY HQ STAFF (15) MISSION SUPPORT ELEMENT STAFF (84)

5 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 MISSION: Serves as the USEUCOM operational management and technical supervision of the Customs Border Clearance Agency Program (CBCAP) in theater. Coordinates host nation customs policy affecting U.S. Forces quality of life issues in Germany.

6 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine Mission To safeguard American agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds. Our mission is your mission USDA PPQ Mission

7 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Customs Evolution 42 nd MP Grp & Customs Executive Agency OPM CEA 14 TH MP BDE & 21 ST OPM CEA & Mission Support Element Policy Support Structural Changes Present MSE Present

8 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 USAREUR Customs Capability 42d MP Group 14th MP Brigade 560th MP Company US Forces Customs-Europe USAREUR Strength 213,00065,000 Customs Strength Customs Companies MSE

9 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 DOD CUSTOMS BORDER CLEARANCE AGENCY PROGRAM USAFESDDCUSNAVEUR SOUTHCOMJFCOMPACOM EUCOM US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) DOD HQ US TRANS COM TC J4/LT NORTHCOM USAREUR CENTCOM

10 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 CUSTOMS EXECUTIVE AGENCY CEA PRE- CLEARANCE CEA SERVICES Customer Service Enforcement MPI Records Repository US FORCES CUSTOMS-EUROPE INSPECTOR / FIELD OFFICE OPERATIONS Border Clearance / AQI Program Operations & Training Director CEA USDA Attaché HN Customs Services Deputy EA DPM) Executive Agent (PM) NATO SOFA Program Certification

11 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 EXECUTIVE AGENCY MISSION Program Management Establish Policy for USEUCOM Act As POC for Components Coordinate With TRANSCOM Command Information Program Certification Visits Annual Inspections Senior Customs Border Clearance Agent Training Quarterly Classes in Heidelberg Component Classes on Request

12 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Programs = 103 Inspectors = 572 SPAIN UNITED KINGDOM ITALY SICILY GERMANY TURKEY CRETE LUXEMBURG NETHERLANDS NORWAY AZORES. BELGIUM Pre-Clearance Programs BULGARIA ROMANIA KOSOVO GREECE PROGRAM TYPES DOD CARGO (37) HOUSEHOLD GOODS (37) POV (29) LONG TERM MISSIONS Locations = 59 Countries = 16 HUNGARY (*Djibouti) (*Israel)

13 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Pre-Clearance Programs 103 Programs Inspectors - 16 Countries - Tri-Service Organizational Cargo (Turkey) Household Goods (Italy) POV Certification (Greece)

14 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Special Missions Morocco Kosovo Latvia Supports Contingencies, Exercises, and Sensitive Operations throughout EUCOM and AFRICOM 2010 Activity Romania TF East Kosovo KFOR BulgariaNATO Ammo Estonia & Latvia BALTOPS Poland Jackal Stone Mozambique Shared Accord Morocco African Lion Tunisia MEDLITE Burkina Faso, Mali & Senegal Flintlock NorwayCold Response NorwayBV 206s Latvia Saber Strike Norway

15 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Air Border Operations 2010: 149K PASSENGERS - 5.8K AIRCRAFT PETS Joint U.S. – HN Mission Ramstein AB Spangdahlem AB Stuttgart AAF Frankfurt Airport Inbound Cargo & Passengers Restricted / Prohibited Items ID & Travel Document Control

16 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Other Customs Support Enforcement Black marketing Wrongful transfers VAT form abuse APO abuse Logistical support fraud Customer Services Personal property imports Retiree/widow registration Property transfers to LNs Temp fuel authorizations Visiting driver authorizations OPM Customs played a critical role in: Saving US military, civilian and family members over $123 million in taxes Identifying over $493 thousand in black market goods & taxes evaded (2010)

17 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 CUSTOMS BORDER CLEARANCE AGENCY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Eliminate the flow of contraband and agriculture concerns into the U.S. through all DOD channels. Minimize inconvenience to DOD personnel and delays in movement of DOD cargo by the enforcement of USDA entry requirements Cooperate fully with and assist all other government agencies in enforcing the laws and regulations of the United States Objectives

18 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 DOD R, DTR PART V (DOD Customs And Border Clearance Policies and Procedures) (Customs Border Clearance Agency Program) USEUCOM Directive 30-3 REFERENCES/SOURCES OF AUTHORITY: References

19 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Objectives of Agricultural Preclearance Keep potential “invasive species” (pests/ diseases/weeds) in their country of origin – protect U.S. agriculture Financial savings (Ex: It would cost DoD approx. $1000 per vehicle to have it cleaned at the U.S. port of arrival.) Expedites and facilitates the arrival of DoD personnel, vehicles, equipment and cargo into the U.S. Minimizes inspection efforts by Customs and Border Protection in the U.S. Objectives of Agricultural Preclearance

20 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Importance of Safeguarding U.S. Agriculture - or maintaining “Pest Free” Status Ensures an abundant, high quality and varied food supply Critical to the (U.S.) national economy Preserves U.S. export business  Strengthens the marketability of U.S. agriculture in domestic and international commerce Also contributes to the preservation of the global environment Importance of Agricultural Preclearance Importance of Safeguarding U.S. Agriculture - or maintaining “Pest Free” Status

21 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Agriculture is the most export intensive part of the U.S. economy. U.S. Department of Agriculture exports hit $96 billion in FY Estimated at billion in FY 2010 Joe’s Broccoli Exports Value of Agricultural Trade

22 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Example of Crop loss A 15 to 20% Crop loss in the U.S. =

23 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Types of Agricultural Threats Plant Pests  Insects  Ticks and mites  Nematodes  Snails and slugs  Plant Diseases  Weeds Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD’s) Agricultural Threats

24 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 World Major Economical Pests Pests from abroad established or menacing the USA –  Mediterranean Fruit Fly  Oriental Fruit Fly  Imported Fire Ant  Pink Boll Worm  Gypsy Moth  Asian Longhorned Beetle  Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus  European Bark Beetle  Japanese Beetle  Karnal Bunt Pests

25 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 World Major Economic Pests More Pests from Abroad –  Dutch Elm Disease  Khapra Beetle  Pink Mealy Bug  Sorghum Ergot  Potato Cyst Nematodes  Citrus Canker  Witchweed  Pine Shoot Beetle  Africanized Honey Bee  African Cotton Leaf Worm  European Corn Borer Pests

26 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Items that can Harbor Plant Pests Soil Plants for propagation (live plants) Plant material not for propagation - (unprocessed or degree of processing not sufficient) ex: wood items, straw) Fruits Vegetables Seeds Pests

27 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Outbreaks of wood boring pests in many countries - traced to wood packing material (crates, pallets, dunnage) International standard for wood packaging material (ISPM-15) created by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) requires that: All wood packing must be treated -  Heat treated (HT)  Fumigated with Methyl Bromide (MB) All wood packing must be marked Wood Packing Material (WPM) WPM Requirements

28 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May USA DoD, ‘DoDAAC’ DoD Pest Free Stamp - Expired 31 Dec 07 Interim measure allowed during phase-in of international standard (ISPM-15) No treatment applied; inspection for pests and bark with moisture content reading WPM Requirements

29 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 IPPC International Marking for Wood Packaging Material Required on all wood packaging as of January 1, 2008 exception:  Munitions moved within Europe, packed more than 5 years ago, and in storage-DoD pest free stamp may be used. Refer to handout Compliance for Defense Packaging – 7 Sept (HT or MB) WPM Requirements

30 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 IPPC International Marking for Wood Packaging Material Required on all wood packaging as of January 1, 2008 exception:  Munitions moved within Europe, packed more than 5 years ago, and in storage-DoD pest free stamp may be used. Refer to handout Compliance for Defense Packaging – 7 Sept (HT or MB) WPM Requirements

31 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Examinations Examine Containers (inside and outside) Use adequate artificial or daylight for conducting examinations All repacking should be done in the presence of the SCBCA/ CBCA Look for soil, feces, snails, insects and plant and animal items All soil must be removed - Zero tolerance - Soil can harbor:  animal and plant diseases (bacteria, viruses, fungi)  insect and snail life stages  nematodes  noxious weed seeds. Examinations

32 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Examinations Look for prohibited packing material and items made with (hay, straw, grass, cotton waste, forest litter, burlap sacks, rice straw). U.S. bound pallets, crates, blocking, bracing – Must be treated and stamped, no bark. Frass around wood packing material may be a sign of other wood boring pests Examinations

33 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Vehicle Inspections No Soil – zero tolerance No vegetation (seeds, leaves, twigs, etc) No insects or snails No fecal material Inspect inside and outside vehicle including:  Undercarriage  Trunk  Floor  Engine (grills, etc)  Wheels and wheel wells (minimum 90 psi pressure sprayer for vehicle cleaning) Examinations

34 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 Sterile Area/Storage Requirements Personal Property / Cargo –  No co-mingling with non cleared cargo  Stored off floor (2 inches)  No birds in warehouses  Snail barriers where required (salt or copper) Vehicles –  Hardstand or 6 inch deep gravel  No soil, vegetation or snails in storage area  POV’s in enclosed area (fenced area or warehouse), and separated from unclean POV’s  Snail barriers where required (salt or copper)  6 ft or more distance from vegetation around storage area, not under trees Containers for shipping cargo and vehicles –  Must be cleaned and inspected for contaminants Storage Requirements

35 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 WAREHOUSE STANDARDS All empty containers kept on hardstand; all packing material kept up off floor Area free of insects, snails, slugs, rodents, birds Wooden material free of bark and wood borers; packing material; solid wood packing Warehouse & containers & packing material free of soil / vegetation Barrier void of vegetation and/or copper stripping or salt ring Warehouse Requirements

36 UNCLASSIFIED STRONG SOLDIERS, STRONG TEAMS! Customs Brief to SDDC Workgroup UNCLASSIFIED 11 May 2011 U.S. Forces Customs - Europe Unique Mission Distinctive Challenge


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