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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mexican officials enter trade and customs agreements

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During a trip by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Mexico City, Mexico, the United States and Mexico entered three agreements regarding trade and customs.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Customs and Trade Enforcement, which will support the development and implementation of joint and coordinated programs for increasing trade and customs compliance and combating illicit activities.

CBP and SAT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cargo Pre-Inspection Program and Unified Cargo Processing (UCP). Mexican customs officers and CBP officers will work together through the bilateral commitment to inspect and process cargo shipments.

CBP and the National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) signed an MOU to support collaboration between the two agencies on agriculture safeguarding, agriculture quarantine inspections at ports of entry and information sharing.

Secretary Nielsen met with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson and Mexican President Pena Nieto while on the trip.