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DOE GC Joins Customs Service Trade Data System to Strengthen Enforcement Effort

February 14, 2011 - 5:48pm

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The Department of Energy today announced that its Office of the General Counsel has joined the Board of Directors of the International Trade Data System, and now has access to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection “Automated Commercial Environment.”  This provides DOE with real-time information on imported products subject to DOE’s energy conservation regulations.  The Department will now be able more easily to identify products imported in violation of its energy conservation regulations thus ensuring that foreign manufacturers have to follow the same rules as domestic manufacturers.  DOE and Customs are also working to coordinate joint enforcement efforts to prevent the importation of unlawful products. 

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