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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

What they do:

  • Primary enforcement agency protecting U.S. borders
  • Enforce import/export laws and regulations
  • Enforce public health and safety laws, intellectual property rights

Relevance to Small Business

  • As required by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 1996:
    • Provides a Regulatory Fairness Representative to serve the small business community in regard to customs regulations and penalties
    • Partners with the Small Business Administration to provide training programs and education material on Customs regulations and law to small business

Contact:

Mr. Herman L. Shivers
The Small Business Specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20229
Phone: 202-927-1440
Email: herman.t.shivers@cbp.dhs.gov
Website: http://www.cbp.gov

Information on Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act:
http://www.sba.gov