Spotlight: CBP implements mutual trusted-trader program with EU

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The United States and the European Union now mutually recognize the trusted-trader programs its customs agencies run, Customs and Border Protection announced Feb. 8. Members of CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program are now seen as lower risk when they export to E.U. member states, so they'll be subject to fewer cargo exams and receive other benefits. CBP has similar arrangements with Canada, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan, and it recently agreed with Mexico to work toward mutual recognition.