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In face of budget cuts, CBP provides cargo info, cuts back on travel


Mark Rockwell
Government Security News
March 4, 2013

As the massive federal budget cuts move ahead, Customs and Border Protection moved to curtail travel for its employees and issued a framework to minimize the impact on trade.

President Obama signed an order on March 1 that implemented billions of dollars in government budget cuts.

On March 2, CBP issued a notice that said since it was redirecting all available resources to its most critical core functions, non-mission critical expenditures, such as travel and training, would be curtailed. It called the action “regrettable,” adding the new restrictions would mean CBP personnel couldn’t attend trade conferences or act as speakers in the “near to mid-term.”.

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