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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB16 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Modernization of Customs Brokers Regulations  
Abstract:

This rule will propose to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by modernizing the customs brokers regulations to coincide with the development of CBP trade initiatives including the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE).  Specifically, CBP will propose to update the broker permitting framework by expanding the scope of the national permit authority to allow national permit holders to conduct customs business in all districts within the customs territory of the United States and removing the requirements for having a district permit in each district the broker conducts customs business. By moving toward the national permit, CBP will propose to remove the requirements that brokers maintain physical offices in the districts in which they conduct customs business. Additionally, CBP will propose to update the requirements on responsible supervision and control.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 111   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1641   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melba Hubbard
Chief, Broker Management Branch
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 9th Floor,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 325-6986
Email: melba.hubbard@cbp.dhs.gov