Brokers are subject to extensive regulation, and may face potential
fines, penalties, and loss of licensure for failure to comply with
assist brokers in maintaining compliance, and in obtaining valid
individual and corporate Customs licenses and permits.
the wake of September 11th, Customs agents have been hard pressed
with the tasks of investigation; Customs therefore expects that
applications for corporate licenses may face additional delays in
processing due to the need for background checks by Customs agents.
Previously, corporate application had faced delays of approximately
4 months to 2 years depending on the port.
are advising clients to make certain that applications are entirely
complete and contain a complete description of the steps and
procedures the company is taking to maintain compliance. Such
descriptions in the application serve to anticipate concerns of
Customs agents and compliance personnel, and thereby prevent the
application from being pulled back to address such questions.
regulations for broker compliance