Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program – Strengthening Strategic Trade Controls in the Western Hemisphere
The United States Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program is working to disrupt the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) proliferation activities, countering Iran’s malign influence, and defeating ISIS and other violent extremist organizations. This is being accomplished by: 1) working with Mexico to further develop an effective legal framework for strategic trade controls and working with Panama to encourage maturation of its trade controls; 2) encouraging government officials to implement policies and processes that will identify suspect requests from shell companies and false documentation submissions, among other nefarious practices; 3) providing hands-on training, exercises, and equipment to border officials to aid in identifying concealment techniques used by bad actors to move illegal material (or legal but not authorized material) out of their borders; and 4) assisting the governments of Mexico and Panama to develop national industry outreach programs that will thwart bad actor attempts to purchase or move material across their national borders in route to North Korea or otherwise.
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Providers and Implementers ?
|Implementer||United States Department of State||State|
Related Projects & Programs
|Mr Todd Perry||Special Coordinator, UNSCR 1540||
Department of State
|Mr Stephen Knight||Point of Contact||
United States Mission to the United Nations