The Quest
Inside this issue:

Honey syrup update: DOC affirms preliminary determination on anti-dumping order

CBP releases new 301 bond form instructions

CBP conducts summer webinar series on modernizing customs broker regulations

AD/CVD now issued for solar cells and panels from China

CBP releases list of current AD/CVD cases (click to download)



CBP conducts summer webinar series on modernizing customs broker regulations

This summer, CBP is conducting several webinars to seek comment and input on all facets of its customs broker regulations (19 CFR Part 111).

The webinars are part of CBP’s Role of the Broker Initiative, which seeks to transform the relationship between customs brokers and CBP. One major change of the initiative is to modernize the broker's role by updating existing regulations. CBP's goal is for regulations to better reflect modern and efficient trade practices, and encourage brokers to be force multipliers for CBP’s trade facilitation efforts.

A schedule of upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of past webinars, is available on CBP's website at: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_transformation/

CBP also plans to meet with local and regional broker associations throughout the summer to receive feedback unique to specific ports. Planned topics include:
  • Continuing education for licensed brokers
  • Due process proceedings for brokers, including penalties and suspension and revocation of licenses
  • Establishing bona fides and broker relationships with unlicensed parties
  • “Business model alignment” between the trade and CBP, which includes conducting customs business within the geographic bounds of the United States and rethinking the district permitting requirements in the modern business environment.
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