"In FY 2015, CBP processed more than $2.4 trillion in trade. CBP also processed approximately 33 million imports (entries) and collected approximately $46 billion in duties, taxes, and other fees. That’s the highest amount collected in the last five years. Special programs and Free Trade Agreements represented approximately 27 percent of total U.S. imports, by value, with the North American Free Trade Agreement leading the way. Duty collection remains a CBP priority, and the agency collected more than $37 billion in duties in FY 2015, an increase of 6.6 percent from FY 2014. CBP processed more than $1.5 trillion worth of U.S. exported goods.
Florida, in fact, is home to more than 61,000 exporters – the second-highest number in the United States – and exports from Florida alone totaled nearly $60 billion in 2014.
On the inbound side, CBP processed more than 26.3 million imported cargo containers through the nation’s ports of entry – an increase of 2.7 percent from FY 2014.
As we continue to meet these demands, CBP is preparing to meet the growth predicted for the coming years.
With 90 percent of the world’s trade now being transported in cargo containers – and nearly half of the incoming U.S. trade arriving in maritime containers – your business is our business."
To read the Commissioner's entire set of remarks please follow this link: Safety and Risk Mitigation Summit