U.S. Customs and Border Protection will test allowing customs brokers to pre-certify importers for participation in the Importer Self-Assessment program.
The primary goal of the Broker Importer Self-Assessment Pre-Certification test is to leverage customs broker relationships to facilitate and promote importer participation in the ISA program, especially for small and medium enterprises, the agency said in a written statement. Participation is voluntary, and CBP will select no more than nine licensed customs broker sole proprietorships who apply.
Any brokers seeking to participate submit an email to email@example.com with the subject heading “Broker ISA PC Participant Request.” All emails must be received within 10 business days of April 17, 2013. The participants will be selected at random.