There is an increasing number of shipments claiming to be for pandemic relief efforts as COVID-19 cases continue to grow.  Some have proven to be legitimate, some are not.  CBP seeks to expedite legitimate shipments of relief materials, while taking appropriate enforcement action against nefarious actors. 

Effective immediately, importers or their agents are encourage to provide advance notification to CBP when they are expecting shipments of pandemic relief materials.  This is particularly true for shipments CBP has placed on hold.   Contact details for Newark/New York as well as CEE contacts are included in this pipeline.  Please visit our website to review the pipeline in its entirety. 

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