Consumer commission can now inspect imported goods

Border patrol and CPSC join efforts
Border patrol and CPSC join efforts

The Customs and Border Protection agency has reached a deal with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to allow safety inspectors to determine what's being imported before it arrives at U.S. ports.

The two agencies agreed to let CPSC workers to complete safety risk assessments using the Customs office's automated systems in its Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center.