Preclearance Talks Push On For Flights From Sweden, Dominican Republic

Preclearance talks push on for flights from Sweden, Dominican Republic

A Customs and Border Protection officer stands in the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Jan. 29, 2017. (Photo: ERIK S. LESSER, EPA)

WASHINGTON – Two more countries have signed agreements to bring Preclearance to their airports, but negotiations continue as lawmakers raised questions Tuesday about how airports are chosen for the popular program.
Airports in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Stockholm have signed agreements to have Preclearance, said Todd Owen, executive assistant to the commissioner of field operations for Customs and Border Protection.
“We’re basically just waiting for the host country to address the infrastructure issues and any of their …

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