U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that customs brokers must shift from receiving executed POAs from freight forwarders or other third party to only receiving executed POAs directly from importers of record or drawback claimants. These changes must be fully implemented by February 27.

“Brokers may take steps to ensure that a POA has been directly executed with an importer or drawback claimant by affirming the POA via direct communication with the importer or drawback claimant,” CBP stated.

If you have questions about these new protocols, please reach out to your contact at Scarbrough International.