Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)


CBP is an acronym for Customs and Border Protection, which was established May 1, 2003, to combine the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

CBP is tasked with stopping terrorists, terrorist weapons, illegal drugs, aliens, and materials harmful to agriculture from entering at, or between, ports of entry.