June 25, 2023
On June 22, 2023, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published its final rule requiring continuing education for individual customs broker license holders and the framework for administering this requirement.
“By requiring individual brokers to remain knowledgeable about recent developments in customs and related laws as well as international trade and supply chains, CBP’s framework will enhance professionalism and competency within the customs broker community,” CBP said in the Federal Register notice.
The agency added, “Requiring a customs broker to fulfill a continuing education requirement is the most effective means to ensure that the customs broker keeps up with an everchanging customs practice after passing the broker exam and subsequently receiving the license.”
For the triennial period beginning on Feb. 1, 2024, CBP will reduce the 36 continuing education credits, required to be completed, by six credits for approximately every six months that elapse between Feb. 1, 2024 and the compliance date on which individual brokers may begin completing qualified continuing broker education courses.
The date on which qualified continuing broker education courses will be available to individual brokers to begin meeting the requirement will be announced in a future Federal Register.
Crane Trade Services can assist you with questions regarding this matter. For assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com.