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Broker License Cancellations to No Longer be Published in Federal Register

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that it plans to discontinue publication in the Federal Register of the cancellation of individual and corporate customs broker licenses and permits. Instead, CBP will maintain an active customs broker list on its Web site as a resource for the public to verify active brokers. However, CBP will continue to publish Federal Register notices for broker licenses that have been suspended or revoked.

License cancellations are voluntarily requested by brokers when they no longer want to or cannot conduct customs business, most often when the broker has retired or the business has dissolved. Requests for cancellation are directed to the director of the port through which the license was issued, who forwards the request to the Broker Management Branch in the Office of International Trade. OIT will then acknowledge receipt of the cancellation request and provide the broker with an appropriate CBP point of contact. The confirmation letter will also be copied to the port through which the broker’s license was issued.

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