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Monday, 10 September 2018
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G l obal Entry Program me

Dear Mrs Wicks

Thank you for your representation of 21 May 2018 in relation to Petition number EN0511 - regarding Australia joining the Global Entry Program (GEP) with the United States of America - to the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs. This matter falls within my portfolio responsibilities and I am responding on her behalf.

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) is examining the feasibility of Australia joining the GEP. The United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has indicated that the Department's recent GEP membership proposal satisfies their expectations of how member countries meet GEP membership requirements. On this basis, the Department is working with USCBP to reach agreement about GEP membership by the end of 2018.

Yours sincerely

from the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Mr Dutton