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Monday Morning eBriefing

The Monday Morning eBriefing is a members-only digital newsletter which provides up-to-date and informative news on regulatory and legislative matters important to customs brokers, freight forwarders, and NVOCCs. It’s published every Monday at 6 a.m. ET. To submit content or ideas, contact Christopher Gillis, NCBFAA Communications Director, at cgillis@ncbfaa.org.

NCBFAA In the News 

  • CBP Sending 21CCF Language to Interagency Review

    Sep, 11, 2023
    The director of CBP's trade modernization office said CBP is packaging up the discussion drafts of what it would like to see in a 21st Century Customs Framework law, and sending them to the Office of Management and Budget so that the OMB can coordinate interagency comments and clearance of the language.
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  • Customs Business Fairness Included in a House Appropriations Bill

    Sep, 06, 2023
    The Customs Business Fairness Act, a change to bankruptcy law that protects customs brokers, was in effect in 2021, but only as a temporary measure. Its proponents failed to pass a permanent change in 2022. The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America has made a significant advance in the more than 20-year fight to make it so that the money that brokers' clients give them to send to CBP to pay tariffs is not subject to clawback after a bankruptcy filing.
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  • NCBFAA Seeks Clarity on FDA's Upcoming Cosmetics Registration and Listing Requirements

    Sep, 05, 2023
    The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America sought more clarify from the FDA on a recently issued draft guidance document on upcoming registration and listing requirements for cosmetics facilities and products, in comments submitted to the agency on Sept. 1.
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  • NCBFAA Urges CBP to Withdraw Additional Data Elements Proposed for Form 7501

    Jun, 26, 2023
    The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America recently urged CBP to pull back proposed new data elements on CBP Form 7501 for steel and aluminum imports, noting the information is already provided to the Commerce Department through that agency's import licensing programs and could be obtained from Commerce directly without any added burden to the trade.
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  • CBP Not Looking to Revoke Licenses Over Continuing Education Requirement, Industry Members Say

    Apr, 27, 2023
    NEW ORLEANS -- CBP doesn't want to revoke anyone’s customs broker licenses over the coming continuing education program requirements, Carie Samuel, Ascent Global Logistics vice president of regulatory compliance, said April 26 at the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America annual conference.
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  • More Room for Facilitation Proposals After 21CCF Draft Hits Congress, NCBFAA Lobbyist Says

    Apr, 27, 2023
    NEW ORLEANS -- Much-anticipated customs modernization legislation likely won’t be introduced for at least another few months, but the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America’s legislative adviser isn’t worried about running out of time for Congress to pass it into law before the presidential election cycle, she said during a panel discussion April 26.
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  • NCBFAA Urges NMFS to Rethink SIMP Proposal

    Mar, 31, 2023
    A proposal to amend the Seafood Import Monitoring Regulations to require the importer of record to hold the International Fisheries Trade Permit and require foreign importers of record to appoint a U.S. resident agent to hold the IFTP would upend "longstanding commercial practices" with "no measurable improvement in SIMP supply chain tracking," the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America said in comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service dated March 17
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  • Is Your Customs Broker Prepared for a Government Shutdown? | Journal of Commerce

    Oct, 17, 2023
    A shutdown of the US government could cost American shippers millions of dollars in sudden supply chain delays at the nation’s ports of entry. Importers already face numerous regulatory challenges in the best of circumstances when bringing their goods into the country.
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