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Watch Out for Illegally Imported Fireworks

As Independence Day approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds the public to be safe when celebrating with fireworks. Nearly $100 million dollars worth of legitimate fireworks comes into the U.S. annually. Imported fireworks are subject to various federal regulations for everything from customs duties and consumer product safety standards to hazardous material transport regulations. At the Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) in Washington, DC, members from several key agencies in the Department of Transportation (DOT), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have collaborated to ensure fireworks are safe for the public to enjoy. continue reading »