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Take 2 – Registration Now Opens For CBP’s Symposium in DC

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 18, 2013 0 comments

Mark your calendars – the CBP 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium is back on and scheduled for March 6-7, 2014, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The theme remains the same – “Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnerships and Innovation”.

Based on the overwhelming interest received by CBP for participation at the Symposium, CBP is limiting attendance to three (3) participants per company to afford equal representation from all members of the international trade community.  If a company exceeds the limitation, subsequent registrations will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Registration for onsite participation has increased to $128, and will open TODAY, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  Act fast, this event is usually sold out typically within a day!

Attendance at the Symposium is an excellent opportunity to meet with all levels at CBP, so take advantage of this opportunity!

See you at the CBP Symposium!

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International Travelers Beware – U.S. Customs WILL Seize Your Money…

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 13, 2013 4 Comments

Money given away

International travelers often contact me with the same distraught face as the man pictured to my left, after their money is confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as a result of not properly declaring currency on hand.

Declaration Form 6059B will look familiar to all international travelers as you fill it out when entering the U.S.  Many times, the rationale for seizure is that parties traveling together split their currency, and even though together they have over the $10,000 minimum, the travelers advise they are each carrying less then the $10,000 minimum requirement for reporting (in question 13 of Form 6059B), resulting in ALL of the currency on hand being seized. On a Typical Day in Fiscal Year 2015, CBP seized $356,396 in undeclared or illicit currency.

Recently, CBP seized $82,000 of currency, and arrested the female driver, after discovering three packages of bulk currency hidden within a vehicle as a female driver attempted to exit the U.S. and enter Mexico.

During this holiday season, this post will tell you what you need to know to assure it’s NOT YOU that has their currency seized when traveling internationally!

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