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Overview of Customs Law

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations. While facilitating over $3 Trillion in annual trade, the over 6,000 U.S. Customs officers also administer and enforce a myriad of federal laws, including statutes from 29 different Titles of the United States Code (U.S.C.):

  1. Agriculture: Title 7

  2. Aliens and Naturalization: Title 8

  3. Banks and Banking: Title 12

  4. Census: Title 13

  5. Commerce and Trade: Title 15

  6. Conservation: Title 16

  7. Copyrights: Title 17

  8. Crimes and Criminal Procedures: Title 18

  9. Crimes and Criminal Procedures (Appendix): Title 18

  10. Customs Duties: Title 19

  11. Food and Drugs: Title 21

  12. Foreign Relations: Title 22

  13. Internal Revenue: Title 26

  14. Internal Revenue (Appendix): Title 26

  15. Intoxicating Liquors: Title 27

  16. Money and Finance: Title 31

  17. Navigation: Title 33

  18. Patents: Title 35

  19. Postal Service: Title 39

  20. Public Buildings, Property: Title 40

  21. Public Health: Title 42

  22. Public Lands: Title 43

  23. Railroads: Title 45

  24. Shipping: Title 46

  25. Telegraphs and Telephones: Title 47

  26. Territories and Insular Possessions, etc: Title 48

  27. Transportation: Title 49

  28. War and National Defense: Title 50

  29. War and National Defense (Appendix): Title 50