Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 20 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.
These public-private partnerships in California; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Louisiana; Massachusetts; Missouri; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Texas; and Virginia will allow approved private sector and state and local government entities to reimburse CBP for expanded services for incoming commercial and cargo traffic and international traveler arrivals.
“As trade and travel continue to grow, these partnerships allow us to keep pace, while ensuring the safety and security of the travelers and cargo arriving in the United States,” said Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. “By working with our public-private partners, we are able to maximize our resources to facilitate legitimate trade and travel, which directly supports our local and national economies.”
CBP is authorized to enter into partnerships with private sector and government entities to provide new or expanded services on a fee basis, pursuant to Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act, 2002, as amended by the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, 2016. Reimbursable services under this authority include customs, agricultural processing, border security, support, and immigration inspection-related matters at any facility at which CBP provides or will provide services. Associated costs may include the salaries of additional staff, overtime hours, and administration expenses.
Since its establishment in 2013, CBP has expanded the Reimbursable Services Program to 149 stakeholders, providing over 483,000 additional processing hours at the request of our partners—accounting for the processing of more than 10 million travelers and over 1.4 million personal and commercial vehicles.
The entities tentatively selected for these partnerships are:
In the air environment:
- AMB Group, LLC (Fulton County Airport);
- COX Enterprises, Inc. (Fulton County Airport);
- DEC, LLC (Fulton County Airport);
- DuPont (Wilmington Airport, DE);
- Enterprises Aviation LLC (Fulton County Airport);
- Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (George Bush Intercontinental Airport);
- Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (Fulton County Airport);
- Printpack (Fulton County Airport);
- San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (San Diego International Airport);
- The City of St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Lambert International Airport);
- The Coca-Cola Company (Fulton County Airport);
- The Home Depot (Fulton County Airport);
- Turner Enterprises, Inc. (Fulton County Airport); and
- Western Aviation Service, Corp. (Rafael Hernández Airport).
In the air and sea environment:
- Host Agency (New Orleans, LA; Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport; Gramercy, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; ); and
- T. H. Weiss Inc. (John F. Kennedy Airport; Newark-Liberty International Airport; Port of New York and New Jersey; Washington Dulles International Airport; Philadelphia International Airport; Boston Logan International Airport).
In the sea environment:
- APL Limited (Honolulu, HI);
- Jacksonville Port Authority (Jacksonville, FL);
- Pérez y Cía. De Puerto Rico, Inc. (Aguadilla, PR; Fajardo, PR; Mayaguez, PR; Ponce, PR; San Juan, PR); and
- World Direct Shipping (Port of Pensacola).
The proposals were evaluated utilizing a rigorous, multi-layered process to ensure compatibility with CBP’s mission priorities.
The reimbursable services authority is a key component of CBP’s Resource Optimization Strategy, and will allow CBP to provide new or expanded services at domestic ports of entry reimbursed by the partner entity.