CBP - Modified scope, entry types under Centers of Excellence and Expertise program 

March 18:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has modified the scope of coverage and the types of entries subject to its Centers of Excellence and Expertise program.

The CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise program was launched in August 2012, with centers relating to certain industry sectors being established:

  • Pharmaceutical, health and chemicals center
  • Automotive and aerospace center
  • Petroleum, natural gas, and minerals center

In April 2013, CBP expanded the program with six new industry centers:

  • Agricultural and prepared products center
  • Apparel, footwear, and textiles center
  • Base metals center
  • Consumer products and mass merchandising center
  • Industrial and manufacturing materials center
  • Machinery center

The recent CBP notice [PDF 194 KB] modifies the CBP “centers test” by changing the scope of coverage for some of the centers, changing the types of entries that will be processed by the centers, waiving an additional regulation for center test participants, and clarifying the submission process for responses to information requests and action notices.

Read more about the Centers of Excellence and Expertise on the CBP website.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022

Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057

John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614

Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617

Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094

Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.

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