Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Definition - What does Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mean?

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a section of the Department of Homeland Security. CBP is tasked with protecting all of the United States' borders and enforcing customs laws.

There is a lot of responsibility that is placed on this agency, because it has to prevent terrorists and dangerous materials from entering the country.

Justipedia explains Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

CBP is one of many United States agencies that are tasked with protecting the security of America. The Department of Defense and the Navy are two other examples.

If CBP suspects that a crime is being or has been committed at the border, or regarding a customs issue, then criminal prosecution can occur.

All people coming into the United States or shipping items into the country are subject to customs laws, which are enforced by Customs and Border Protection.

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