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April 29, 2015

Agreement Signifies Milestone For Both The United States and Senegal

Senegal TradeU.S. Customs and Border Protection and Senegal Customs signs a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement on April 27, 2015. This new trade agreement marks a significant milestone for security and trade facilitation between the two countries. With this agreement, the United States now has 73 Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements around the world.

Commissioner Kerlikowske and ICE Director Sarah R Saldana both commented on the event:

"This agreement strengthens our resilience against threats by expanding cooperation and information sharing with Senegal,” said Commissioner Kerlikowske “The Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement will greatly facilitate U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s work to prevent, detect, and investigate Customs offenses.”

"This agreement reflects our joint commitment to tackling transnational criminal organizations and national security threats who seek to exploit financial and trade systems,” said ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña. “Information sharing is a critical component to our already strong bilateral relationship with the government of Senegal. ICE, through our Attaché Dakar office, looks forward to implementing new initiatives with our Senegalese counterparts based on today’s signing of this important customs cooperation agreement ."


Get more information about the Trade Agreement.

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