The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has submitted comments in response to the proposed rulings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection requiring customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the customs brokers to verify the identity of importers, including nonresident importers. In the comments, USFIA requests several revisions to the proposed rulings, including that the new regulations apply to all customs brokers relationships and that the final regulation should recognize that many importers belong to CBP programs that require vetting by CBP itself. The comments also ask CBP to reconsider specific requirements that are unnecessarily burdensome and could take away from targeted enforcement issues. The full comments are available here.
USFIA Files Comments on Importer Identity