Newly elected to lead the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (NCBFAA), American Shipper interviewed with Amy Magnus, Deringer’s Director of Customs Affairs & Compliance, about the organization’s objectives and priorities. A brief quote follows.
What are you hearing from the trade as far as suggestions for how CBP should seek information for Customs Form (CF) 28s and forced labor cases?
After issuing the informed compliance piece, CBP did start issuing CF 28s asking clients what means or processes they have in place to ensure that there is no forced labor in the goods that they’re bringing into the United States. We’ve seen an increase in those CF 28s, and so we know that Customs is enforcing and is interested in this. And it seems to be, or at least the ones that we’ve seen, a lot of them are coming from areas in China that are very close to the North Korean border, but not just that. We’ve seen a lot of those, but we’ve seen them from other areas of the world too.
The June 1st article can be read in its entirety on American Shipper’s site.