POA

  • EXPORT POA PENALTIES

    QUESTION: What are the potential penalties for not having a valid export POA on file with a forwarder at the time of export from the US? ***************** Answers: Was there a signed SLI that provided the forwarder authorization to file the EEI? *************** As far as government penalties, the risk is much more for the […]

  • SUB-AGENT POA RISKS

    QUESTION: Can members please advise any compliance risks they have encountered when using broker’s who issue sub-agent POA’s. I feel it is a great risk, as you forfeit “broker control” and lose the relationship which is very important to have with our Customs broker. I am requesting some feedback so we can put a policy […]

  • POA VALIDITY

    QUESTION: My employer has various locations with separate EIN#’s throughout the United States due to acquisitions over the last 20 years. I have found some very old POA’s signed as a “Corporation” that do not have a date of revocation listed. I have searched for quite some time trying to find in the Regulations if […]

  • POA VERBIAGE FOR CUSTOMS CONSULTING SERVICES

    QUESTION: What verbiage would the group recommend for a POA strictly used for customs consulting services.  I know ‘consulting’ is a widespread word that can encompass several services.  In this scenario, we would like to isolate the services from the standard customs broker services POA without a long and lengthy dialog. In your opinion, would […]

  • EXPORT ONLY POA TEMPLATE

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a POA template for export/Freight Forwarding only without Customs clearance/brokerage clause? It should include AES/EEI and related export filing language. ========== Answer: There is a very basic one in FTR –  Appendix A to Part 30 ==========  

  • NVOCC POAs

    QUESTION: Is a POA (standard NCBFAA format, not Form 5291) given to NVOCC who is not a customs broker valid for customs clearance purposes (which is done by NVOCC’s sub-contracted customs broker)? Can a NVOCC issue a sub-POA to their contracted customs broker?  According to 19 CFR 141.43(c) it appears that only a licensed customs […]

  • POA – Broker and Limited Liability

    QUESTION: Does anyone have any instances of their broker requiring a limited liability clause on services to be included in their POA? If so, do you know what the industry standard amount of the limitation would be? ********** Answers: According to FIATA and international chamber of commerce if you have not mentioned the value of […]

  • POA SERVICE CLAUSES

    QUESTION: I’m going through a review of all open POA’s with our Customs brokers. We do not have service contracts with our brokers, so I wanted to consider adding service expectations into our POA’s. Has anyone done this before or have any guidance? Is it a common practice to add compliance expectations into POA’s? ************ […]

  • POA REVOCATION

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a letter format to revoke a POA from a broker.   I thought there used to be a Customs form for this but am unable to locate.   If anyone has a template or know of this form I would greatly appreciate it. ========== Answers: Previous question and answer in the […]

  • POA’S WITH MULTIPLE SUFFIXES

    QUESTION: How does the trade handle POA’s for IRS numbers that have multiple suffixes? The purpose for us to create a suffix is to identify duties & fees for each site location out of ACE. One of the Brokers is insisting on POA for each site location that is identified by a two letter suffix […]

  • POA REVOCATION TEMPLATE

    QUESTION: I have never revoked a broker’s Power of Attorney before.  Corporation headquarters states that there is no format used within the Americas and to make up my own.  Would anyone in the membership have a POA revocation letter that I could use and borrow from? ========== Answers: I don’t use a letter, I just […]

  • POA FOR IMPORT EXPORT

    QUESTION: A broker we use for a small portion of our U.S. imports is asking for a new POA. A POA is currently in place with the broker, but is many years old and needs updating due to name changes. The broker has provide their POA form which is a combined Import/Export POA format. We […]