CBP Change: The Centers Of Excellence And Expertise

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is changing how it handles the import process for certain key industries, including pharmaceuticals and electronics and, soon, automotive, aerospace, petroleum, agriculture, metals, textiles, and others. These changes mean that import shipments in these industries will be reviewed by CBP personnel with a higher level of industry-specific expertise than the average local port official.

While CBP promises that this change will speed clearance and provide additional service to importers, it also means more knowledgeable CBP personnel will to be able to...
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