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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Custom Service's Modernization efforts, focusing on: (1) the status of Customs' implementation of the informed compliance strategy; and (2) whether trade compliance under the new program had improved.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Bureau of Customs The Commissioner of Customs should develop and implement an evaluation of the effectiveness of its informed compliance strategy.
Closed - Implemented
Customs agreed with the recommendation to evaluate the effectiveness of all the informed compliance strategy programs assessed by GAO.

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