The Customs and Border ProtectionÂ has brokered 29 partnership agreements that will allow multipleÂ privateÂ companies and state and local government organizations to reimburse CBP for variousÂ cross-border trade and travel services at U.S. ports of entry.
CBP said Thursday the tentativeÂ deals cover reimbursable customs, border security, immigration protection,Â agricultural processing and support services inÂ 15 states as well as in Guam and Puerto Rico.
âThese partnerships are a critical element to managing the sustained growth in international trade and travel that we are experiencing,â said CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.
CBP has helped several domestic partner organizations to processÂ more than 4 million travelersÂ and almostÂ 599,000 commercial and personalÂ vehicles since 2013.
The agency noted itÂ evaluates and choosesÂ public-private partnership proposals for itsÂ Reimbursable Services Program through a rigorous multi-layered assessment process.
Click here to view the list of selected entitiesÂ for reimbursable CBP air, land and sea operations support.