NNF 2019/202 - Customs Broker Verification of an Importer's Identity

Customs Broker Verification of an Importer's Identity

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is publishing a proposed rule to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the brokers to verify the identity of importers, including non-resident importers

This rule proposes to amend the U.S. CBP regulations to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the customs brokers to verify the identity of importers, including non-resident importers. CBP proposes these amendments, pursuant to section 116 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which directs CBP to promulgate regulations to require brokers to verify the identity of the importers who are their clients. 

For more information refer to an article published by American Shipper.

It will be interesting to see if our border agency Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force will take interest in this development.

 

Kind regards,

Zoran Kostadinoski
Head of Border and Biosecurity
Regional Manager VIC | TAS |SA, CBFCA