From Lab Hoods to Front Lines: Chemists at CBP
April 4, 2013
Since the United States Tariff Act of 1848 US Customs and Border Protection chemists and scientists have been critical in classification and valuation of imported goods, enforcing trade laws, performing forensic science, and providing expertise in technical security programs. This talk discusses the history and role of chemists at CBP, including both traditional “wet chemistry” work at lab hoods to front-line field work in support of CBP’s mission.
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What You Will Learn
- The broad scope of work conducted by CBP chemists for trade enforcement
- Field Laboratory specialties, including Intellectual Property Rights, Country of Origin Determinations, Textile Analysis, and Forensic Analysis
- How CBP Chemists work on the front-lines of the United States’ borders in support of CBP’s mission
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