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U.S. Brokers Cite ‘Hardship’ With New CBP Form Deadline

Posted March 11, 2019

Under U.S. Customs Issues

(Chris Gillis – American Shipper)

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America responded with alarm to Customs and Border Protection when the agency announced Friday its mandate for the use of its new “create/update importer identity form” (CF 5106) by March 16.

Amy Magnus, NCBFAA president, warned CBP officials in a letter Friday that the March 16 deadline “will cause unnecessary hardship for the trade.”

“Adequate time for software development, user testing and user training has not been provided,” Magnus said. Click here to read more.