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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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This makes me feel really good about our port security. Packages coming in with no destination information. Sleep tight Americans.