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US, Georgia sign customs agreement to boost security cooperation

US, Georgia sign customs agreement to boost security cooperation

WASHINGTON: The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Georgia to increase information sharing and security cooperation, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a press release on Thursday.

The release noted that CMAA’s are legal documents which provide a framework for exchanging information and evidence to help enforce customs laws around the world. The United states now has signed CMAA’s with 79 other customs administrations around the world to help enforce laws against duty evasion, trafficking, proliferation, money laundering, and terrorism-related activities, the release added.