Americas Counter Smuggling Initiative (ACSI)
(United States) A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program established in 1998 to build upon the success of the Carrier Initiative Program (CIP) and the Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition (BASC) by strengthening and expanding anti-narcotics and anti-terrorism security programs with industry and government. ACSI is made up of teams of CBP inspectors and agents detailed to assist businesses in developing security programs and initiatives that safeguard legitimate shipments from being used as vehicles for drug smuggling or terrorist actions. The target countries are the same as those where BASC chapters exist. The ACSI teams travel to each target country approximately four times a year to provide hands-on training and site surveys to BASC members in the trade industry. For information about the CBP Industry Partnership Programs, go to: www.cbp.gov.