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Nine Customs Brokers Selected to Participate in Simplified Entry Pilot

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

According to a Dec. 9 press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected nine of the 40 customs brokers who applied to participate in its pilot test of simplified entry for air cargo. The pilot participants are A.N. Deringer Inc., Expeditors, FedEx Trade Networks, FH Kaysing, Janel Group of New York, Kuehne + Nagel Inc., Livingston International, Page & Jones Inc., and UPS. CBP has said it anticipates launching this pilot on or about Dec. 31.

The pilot test will eliminate the current CBP Form 3461 used to make entry and replace it with a streamlined set of data – 12 required and three optional data elements – submitted prior to the arrival of air cargo. This simplified entry can be filed much sooner in the import process, allowing CBP to identify potential risks earlier. In addition, participants will be able to update entry information, providing CBP more accurate data and enhancing cargo security.

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