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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB17 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Customs Broker Identification of Importers  
Abstract:

This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by requiring customs brokers to verify that the identity of the importers and non-resident importers in accordance with section 116 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-125). The proposed regulations create an identification process for customs brokers to follow that occurs contemporaneously with the power of attorney that customs brokers obtain from importers. The proposed regulations aim to prevent fraud, to guarantee that all customs brokers perform due diligence to verify importers’ identities, and to standardize how customs brokers verify new clients.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 111   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1641   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/14/2019  84 FR 40302   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/15/2019 
Final Rule  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
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