US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin submitted a list of metrics to US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) that CBP will use to assess its trade facilitation and trade enforcement performance. Bersin submitted the list in response to a request Senator Baucus made during Bersin’s May 13 hearings due to concerns that CBP had focused on security at the expense of trade facilitation.The trade metrics include, among other factors, the speed with which CBP clears compliant imports; detection rates for cargo that does not comply with US law; compliance rates of imports based on entry summary compliance measurement reviews; reduction in paper-based documentation, and reduction in penalties for managed accounts or “trusted shipper” accounts; and the percentage of cargo imported by participants in CBP partnership programs.