Seminar & Holiday Luncheon Registration
DATE: December 15, 2021
SEMINAR: 11 AM – 12 NOON | LUNCHEON: 12 NOON – 2PM
PRESENTED BY: Mary Jo Muoio, GEODIS, NYNJFFF&BA Board Member & US Customs Expert
SEMINAR: What is the future of the Customs Broker?
Join us for a discussion of CBP’s modernization effort and Senator Cassidy’s draft legislation of a new Mod Act
The last major reform to customs laws—commonly referred to as the Mod Act—was passed a generation ago. That was 1993 and Jurassic Park was the hit movie. The irony is obvious—time for an update.
CBP recognized this and initiated a modernization effort called the 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF). First announced by CBP in 2018, this undertaking initially centered around key themes—Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain, Intelligent Enforcement, Cutting-Edge Technology, Data Access and Sharing, 21st Century Processes, and Self-Funded Customs Infrastructure. As CBP has continued to explore what future state would allow them to deliver their complex and varied mission in a rapidly and relentlessly changing trade environment, they have engaged with trade, and the concepts have begun to crystalize into a reimagined entry process and foundational statutory changes. And now Congress has gotten into the action. Recently, Senator Cassidy (R-LA) has released a discussion draft of possible Mod Act 2021 bill language—which is heavily enforcement focused.
Both the NYNJFFFBA and NCBFAA, along with varied other trade interests, have filed comments to the discussion draft. Both the 21CCF initiative and Cassidy language have implications for the future of customs brokerage