Customs Brokers Should Submit Triennial Status Report and Fee by Feb. 29
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its Web site information concerning the triennial status report and $100 fee required to be submitted by customs brokers. CBP will begin accepting status reports and fees on Jan. 2, 2012, and all reports are due by Feb. 29. All valid licenses for which no report has been submitted by that date will be suspended by operation of law on March 1.
A status report and fee must be submitted for every customs broker license that has not been previously revoked, suspended or canceled, including licenses for a corporation, limited liability partnership, association or individual. Some brokers who have had their licenses suspended may be required to submit a status report and fee depending upon the conditions of the suspension agreement. An individually licensed customs broker who forms a corporation, limited liability partnership or association that is subsequently licensed as a customs broker will be required to submit two reports and the associated fees.
The report and fee must be submitted to the director of the port who originally delivered the license to the broker. A report and/or fee submitted to a different port may be rejected, returned, misplaced or denied, which may result in the revocation of the license. CBP emphasizes that no reports should be submitted directly to CBP headquarters.
There is no required format for the report, but the attached model report can be used as a guide.