Using the Broker Known Importer Program to Speed your Shipments through Customs
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The Broker Known Importer Program, developed by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America and recently implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allows CBP to leverage the customs broker’s relationship with the importer and to provide benefits to shipments from known importers. This webinar will discuss the requirements for the BKIP, how brokers can identify importers as “known,” and the benefits to participation for importers and brokers.
Tom Gould is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises retailers, importers, exporters and others on supply chain security, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, and product safety. He is a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network and chairs its integrated communications subcommittee, serves as president of the Foreign Trade Association and is a member of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association and the International Compliance Professionals Association.