Final Version of the Modernization of the Customs

Broker Regulations To Be Published October 18th

October 17, 2022

CBP has released the final version of its amendments to the modernization of the customs broker regulations. The final version will be published in the October 18th Federal Register.

Through this final rule, CBP is transitioning all customs brokers to a single national permit and expanding the scope of the national permit authority to allow national permit holders to conduct any type of customs business throughout the customs territory of the United States. To accomplish this CBP will be eliminating all customs broker districts and district permits, which will also result in the removal of the need for the maintenance of district offices and district permit waivers.

Among other changes, CBP is also updating the responsible supervision and control oversight framework, ensuring that customs business is conducted within the United States, and requiring that a customs broker have direct communication with an importer.

CBP states in the October 18th notice that these “changes are designed to enable customs brokers to meet the challenges of the modern operating environment while maintaining a high level of service in customs business.”

Additionally, CBP is increasing the fees for the broker license application to recover some of the costs associated with the review of the applications. CBP will also be deploying a new online system, the eCBP Portal, for processing broker submissions and electronic payments.

In a concurrently published final rule, CBP is announcing the elimination of customs brokers district permit fees so as to conform with its final modernization rule.  

For additional information on this or other Customs matters, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or (415) 986-8780.

The information in this article is general in nature and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with respect to any event or occurrence and may not be considered as such.

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