CBP

Questions and answers about CBP

  • CBP PORT ACCOUNT MANAGERS

    QUESTION:   Is the Port Account Manager program still in place?   How does a company determine if they have a port account manager?   We were assigned a Port Account Manager over 15 years ago. We have not reached out to the manager for advice since 2013. We have not heard from her either […]

  • CBP AUDIT STATS

    QUESTION: I am preparing for internal training; and I am looking to add some numbers related to CBP audits. – How many audits CBP have done the last two years 2014-2015? – How much was the revenue collected/to be collected in the result of these audits? Is this information available to the public? ================== ANSWER: […]

  • INFORMED COMPLIANCE DVD FROM CBP

    QUESTION: Has anyone received an overnight package from CBP, entitled “Distribution of Informed Compliance Publications and Other Informative Documents”? The package contains a DVD with selected CBP informed compliance publications in order to help the recipient “understand[] CBP’s laws and regulations.” It also requires a return signature to CBP acknowledging receipt of all these items. […]

  • QUESTION ON CONFIDENTIAL MANIFEST DATA

    Question: It has come to my companys attention that there is a database company out there that provides Market Research data, specifically market and competition data using U.S. Customs Data. They state that they obtain the U.S. Customs data from ocean carrier manifests with complete shipping details on shipper, consignee, commodity, origin and destination among […]

  • CUSTOMS COST REIMBURSEMENT

    Question: We had a critical hand carry this past weekend get detained at the airport because the morning staff at CBP neglected to pass documents to the nights staff (verbal explanation provided by a CBP officer on duty).  As a result of the delay we had to charter a couple of planes this past weekend.   […]

  • CBP WEBSITE REDESIGN

    Question: Has anyone in the membership been able to find the index for the informed compliance publications since CBP relaunched their website? ********** Answers: You have to go under “Trade” then “For the Trade Community”, then under “Rulings and Legals” which is where you find the HTS, and CROSS section. While you are under “For […]

  • CBP PIPELINES

    Question: How does one sign up to be on the distribution list to receive Pipelines (communications) from the various ports? ************

  • Privacy.CBP

        Question:   Hello! I wanted to see of any members have any contact info at the Privacy Act Policy & Procedures Branch that can help to confirm status of request that was sent in October for confidential treatment of inward manifests? I know that the regulations state to allow 60 days for the […]

  • CBP Inspection CN

      Question: We’ve been importing standardized finished good from the same vendor from the same port for the last 5 years, but the last three weeks we’ve seen 100% of our ocean imports from this origin flagged for exam.  Was curious if any of the membership has seen any increased US Customs scrutiny for China […]

  • QUESTION ON EMAILED FEDERAL REGISTER NOTES

      Question:       I understand there is a way to receive e-mail notifications of Federal Register Notifications having to do with CFR Titles 15 and 19.  Can someone please provide information on how/where I subscribe to search serv

  • QUESTION ON TESTED BUT NOT REPAIRED RETURNED PARTS

      QUESTION:   We have aircraft parts that have been imported into the US for repair (by our customer) and are considered by the customer as possibly not airworthy.   Through testing, we have determined that they are in fact airworthy and can certify to that fact.  No repairs are done, only testing and paperwork to […]