U.S. and Uruguay sign customs mutual assistance agreement

Government Security News: The U.S. has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Uruguay, marking a significant milestone in collaboration between the two countries, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske signed the agreement on behalf of CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sr. Luis Almagro signed the agreement on behalf of Uruguay. The bilateral agreement is a tool for the U.S. and Uruguay’s respective customs administrations to prevent, repress, and investigate customs offenses.

Read article