Friday, January 13, 2012
Customs And Border Protection Has Donated $1 Million Worth Of Unclaimed Merchandise To Charity
Sometimes shipments arrive at U.S. ports of entry without contact information or documentation. It becomes what the government calls General Order merchandise. After six months, if no one claims it, the government can dispose of it. The latest batch included clothes, linens, toys and shoes. CBP donated it to charities in Florida, Georgia and Texas. Not all General Order merchandise is donated. Sometimes CBP sells it at auction.
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