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For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2013
Media Contact:
Andria C. Muniz
amuniz@miamidade.gov
305-347-4962
786-299-2410

PortMiami and U.S. Customs and Border Protection partner in "Section 560" for reimbursable services


PortMiami Director Designee Juan Kuryla and local CBP officer

PortMiami Director Designee Juan Kuryla and local CBP officer shake hands on the new deal.

(MIAMI, December 20, 2013) – PortMiami was chosen to participate in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

All costs incurred by CBP involving the provision of customs and immigration inspection-related services are reimbursable under Section 560. Those costs may include salaries, benefits, facility upgrades and equipment, transportation, relocation expenses and overtime expenses incurred as a result of the services requested

“PortMiami’s partnership with CBP is critical for our stakeholder’s growth in trade and tourism,” said Port Director Designee Juan M. Kuryla. “This agreement is to allow PortMiami to generate an alternative funding source to reimburse CBP for services in order to promote the United States economy and border security.” 

Payments received by CBP shall be used to reimburse CBP for the requested services, which may include: primary processing, baggage control, inspections and radiation portal monitor staffing.

 

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