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U.S. Government Agencies at Port Canaveral

The presence of key government agencies on-site at Port Canaveral eases the process of navigating the regulations and procedures necessary for international trade.

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
The role of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is to:

Enforce the import and export laws and regulations of the U.S. federal government.
Conduct immigration policy and programs.
Prevent unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States (including keeping terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States).
Provide regulatory controls over merchandise moving to and from a foreign trade zone.

For additional information, call 321- 783-2066 or visit the Customs and Border Protection's website at www.cbp.gov.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA, APHIS, PPQ) office at Port Canaveral has three primary functions:

Export certification of citrus bound for Japan and Europe.
Inspection of passenger, cargo and military ships, and aircraft arriving from overseas.
Identification of the presence of pests such as fruit flies, gypsy moths and the Africanized red honey bee.

The department inspects all fruits, plants, animals and meats arriving from a foreign destination (including detailed inspections of imported bananas, plantains and yams); garbage arriving on ships and aircraft; and fruit snacks of passengers who disembark on sightseeing ventures. It enforces all Congressional quarantines against foreign pests. For more information, visit the Department of Agriculture website at www.usda.gov.

Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Service
A Bureau of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service) verifies status and documentation of persons entering and exiting the country at Port Canaveral. For information on the Bureau or documentation requirements, call 800-375-5283 or visit the website at USCIS.gov.
Also see our Cruising Security Tips.

U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard are both located at Port Canaveral. For more information, use these links to visit their websites or contact them directly.

U.S. COAST GUARD STATION PORT CANAVERAL
9235 Grouper Road, Port Canaveral, FL 32920
24-hour number : 321-868-4200
VHF FM 16 / 22A

U.S. COAST GUARD MARINE SAFETY DETACHMENT
9235 Grouper Road, Port Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: 321-868-4250
FAX: 321-868-4252





 




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