Press Release Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP Commissioner and Kuwait General Administration of Customs sign the CMAA.
WASHINGTON — The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Kuwait today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan signed the agreement on behalf of the United States and Director General of Kuwait General Administration of Customs Jamal Al Jalawi signed on behalf of Kuwait.
“Customs and Mutual Assistance Agreements allow for the exchange of information that is vital to our national and economic security,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan. “We value our partnership with Kuwait in pursuing our mutual goals of stronger law enforcement and a more resilient and secure supply chain. These agreements form sound legal frameworks on a wide range of issues, including securing our borders against terrorists and combatting drug traffickers. This collaboration and cooperation will enable us – and generations after us – to work more effectively to prevent, detect, and investigate customs offenses.”
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