US Department of Security will help optimize risk detection of customs cargo in the DR

The General Directorate of Customs (DGA) and the Office of Customs and Border Protection of the United States, a dependency of the Department of Homeland Security of the aforementioned North American nation, agreed on a cooperation agreement for the exchange of information that will improve the detection of cargoes with risks to national security and collections.

According to a press release issued by the DGA, the head of that institution, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, and Chris Magnus, commissioner of the US Customs Office, committed both countries to improve your ability to identify and track loads, shipments and entities that may present risks to international supply chains.

According to the letter, Sanz Lovatón valued this agreement as “another step forward in customs intelligenceand as a result of the excellent cooperation with the government of the United States, especially in relation to the fight against drug trafficking and illicit trade”.

The public servant explained that the exchange of knowledge will be supported by the current mechanisms accepted for the use of the Information of the Cargo and Means of Transport Manifest. 

On his side, Commissioner Magnus expressed that he is proud to partner with the Dominican Republic in the expanded exchange of cargo data, an agreement that he described as unique in its nature for the United States in the Caribbean.

“Today’s signing further enhances the business community’s confidence in supply chain security, promotes seamless and transparent trade, and reduces vulnerabilities that transnational criminal organizations seek to exploit,” the US official said.

The statement issued by the DGA also indicated that the detection of cargo with risks will be optimized with the development of this cooperation framework.

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