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Custom and Border protection (CBP)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, is responsible for enforcing U.S. customs laws at ports of entry to prevent the importation of prohibited goods into the United States. CBP also conducts inspections of cargo containers entering or leaving the country. The agency’s mission includes protecting the borders of the United States from illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and terrorist activity; facilitating legitimate trade and travel; and promoting economic growth and job creation.