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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, author, issuing body.

Title U.S.-Mexico border [electronic resource] : CBP action needed to improve wait time data and measure outcomes of trade facilitation efforts : report to the Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2013.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-13-603    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 93 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
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Note "July 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Background -- CBP's wait time data are unreliable for informing the public and CBP management decisions, and CBP has not assessed the feasibility of automated data collection options -- CBP analyses and officials identified some infrastructure and staff needs, but the methodology used to allocate staff across ports of entry has not been documented -- CBP performance measures do not reflect progress in achieving trade facilitation goals -- Conclusions.
Summary Trade with Mexico is important to the United States' economy. Most of this trade crosses the border by truck, and studies have shown that long waits at border crossings can negatively affect the U.S. economy. CBP is responsible for securing U.S. borders at ports of entry to prevent illegal entry of persons and contraband while also facilitating legitimate trade and travel. GAO was asked to examine CBP data on and actions taken to address wait times at southwest border crossings. This report addresses the extent to which (1) CBP wait time data are reliable for public reporting and informing CBP decisions, (2) CBP has identified infrastructure and staffing needed to process current commercial traffic volumes, and (3) CBP performance measures assess progress toward its trade facilitation goal. GAO assessed the reliability of CBP's wait time data; visited six land border crossings (not generalizable, but selected largely for high traffic volume); analyzed CBP documentation, including needs assessments; and interviewed stakeholders and CBP officials.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (GAO, viewed July 25, 2013).
Subject U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Border stations -- United States -- Management -- Evaluation.
United States -- Commerce -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Commerce -- United States.
Added Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, sponsoring body.
Added Title US-Mexico border : CBP action needed to improve wait time data and measure outcomes of trade facilitation efforts
United States Mexico border : Customs and Border Protection action needed to improve wait time data and measure outcomes of trade facilitation efforts
CBP action needed to improve wait time data and measure outcomes of trade facilitation efforts
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-13-603

 
    
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