19 CFR Part 111 CUSTOMS BROKERS CFR LII Legal Information Institute

Based on several public comments to the ANPRM, CBP will explore building a tool in ACE that would serve as a place to record and track continuing education credits, but this would not be a substitute for document retention by the individual broker. AGENTE ADUANA would not be required to access or use this tool; rather, it would provide a means to record continuing education credits earned over time if convenient for the individual broker. As another example, if the individual broker’s license were to be reinstated on February 1, 2027, the individual broker would be required to complete all 36 continuing education credits during the triennial period.
A national permit for the conduct of such customs business as the Secretary prescribes by regulation. Economics and Accounting – Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Filing of Formal or Informal customs declarations of imported merchandise entering the United States. Coppersmith completes our 30th acquisition, Coronet, a company with offices in Los Angeles and New York.
CBP can request the information and documentation be made available for in-person inspection, or be delivered to CBP by either hard-copy or electronic means, or any combination thereof. Some brokers would choose to complete their trainings outside of work hours, while others would complete training as part of their assigned duties. Brokers would also spend time in researching, registering for, and maintaining records of their continuing education, for a total of 12 hours per year of training plus 1.5 to 1.75 hours per year in research and recordkeeping. Based on the average wage rate for brokers of $31.27, the opportunity cost of researching, registering for, attending, and reporting continuing education is approximately $14,547,191 over the 6-year period of analysis.
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This not only has the potential to save money but also significant time. In any industry, picking up the phone is a much more effective medium when trying to communicate directions or provide a multifaceted explanation. This is especially true when in the business of transporting goods internationally – proper verbal exchanges are invaluable. It’s important to note that after Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the UK’s tax authority has estimated that firms will need to file 400 million extra customs declarations annually.
Additionally, some small businesses may elect to become accreditors or training providers. Therefore, CBP concludes that this rule will affect a substantial number of small entities. Although individual brokers are the primary party affected by the terms of the proposed rule, the rule would also have an impact on CBP, providers of continuing education, and the bodies who accredit continuing education. Each party would see both costs and benefits under the proposed rule. While CBP is proposing to carve out a special allowance for certain instructors, discussion leaders, or speakers, CBP is not proposing to permit individual brokers to claim continuing education credit for authoring articles, books, or other publications. For this reason, CBP is also not including credit hours for independently reading articles, books, or other publications or for paid subscriptions to these types of materials.