U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is expected to publish in April 2022, a final rule amending customs brokers regulations (Modernization of Customs Broker Regulations).
The anticipated new regulations contain many changes for brokers internally and the framework in which all brokers will be required to conduct customs business.
One significant impact we want to prepare you for is INLT’s ability to support Master and Sub powers of attorney ("POA"). In particular, CBP will require ALL customs brokers to obtain a POA directly from the Importer of Record ("IOR"). We expect there will be a grace period after publication of the final regulations and you can learn more about this here.
We encourage you to select Direct POA’s for new IOR’s you add to INLT in preparation for this change.
CBP is also expected to publish in June 2022*, a final rule with regulatory changes pertaining to verification of an IOR’s identity. These regulations will affect the minimum information customs brokers are required to collect from the IOR when obtaining a POA, and so you may experience requests for additional information during the POA activation process. Click here to view the proposed legislation.
We will continue to monitor these developments and update you accordingly. Please contact us via in-app chat or firstname.lastname@example.org for any other questions.
*Subject to CBP's timeline as Final Ruling on the publication of rules may be delayed.
The INLT Team