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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Singapore Sign Customs Agreements


The United States today (December 1, 2014) signed three Customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on Customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Singapore Customs Director General Ho Chee Pong signed a U.S.–Singapore Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) and a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Singapore’s Customs’ Secure Trade (STC) Partnership.

“The signing of the MRA and CMAA between the U.S. and Singapore demonstrates the partnership and commitment of each country to combatting customs fraud and to a secure global supply chain,” said CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. Read more here.