DHS Announces Strategy to Address Illegal Textile Trade

Will heighten screening, cargo compliance, and law enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released an updated strategy to address the illicit trade of textiles in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations will enhance collaboration to strengthen customs enforcement of small packages and verification processes, implementing suggestions made by textile industry experts in January.

“The textile industry, like other industries, suffers when competitors use forced labor, violate customs laws, and engage in other illegal practices to undercut U.S. businesses and drive prices unfairly low,” said Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “Through strengthened enforcement measures, enhanced inspection and testing, and increased information sharing, this Administration is protecting thousands of American workers and the U.S. textile industry.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for DHS Secretary Mayorkas as he oversees the increased customs enforcement in the textile industry.
  • For CBP and HSI officers as they collaborate on and implement the updated enforcement strategy.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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