The Miami center specializes in agriculture and prepared products expertise; the San Francisco facility provides experts on apparel, footwear and textiles; and the Atlanta center concentrates on consumer products and merchandising. The openings bring the total number of CEEs to 10.
“The Centers of Excellence and Expertise represent a significant step in transforming how CBP processes trade,” Acting Customs Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski said in a written statement. “Industry focused and account-based CEEs allow CBP to segment risk within an industry, while enhancing our overall facilitation and enforcement efforts. With 10 fully operational CEEs, we now cover a wide range of imported commodities.”