Customs Brokerage Operations for 2021

 Remote Compliance Assessment Project

By The Alston Group

US Customs and Border Protection remains active in their efforts to assess the compliance structure, performance and operational production of proof upon demand regarding the regulatory compliance responsibilities of the customs brokerage industry.

The office of Regulatory Audit has been busy in 2020 conducting remote record retention audit discussions with brokers to ensure their record retention practices are in alignment with CBP guidelines in section 111 and 163 of the CFR title more.

Social Distance Remote Access 
Live Lecture for 2021
Online Broker Prep Class Training Format

for the April 2021 Exam

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The World Academy and the American River Group of Companies is dedicated to the principles of “informed compliance and regulatory awareness” to our clients and international supply chain partners. In the spirit of compliance awareness, we would like to formally advise you that we have seen a dramatic rise in the enforcement activity of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in various areas of trade compliance. This rise in CBP enforcement is directly related to the passage of the Customs Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act passed in March of this year.  


The congressional authorization to CBP under this act includes elevated enforcement activity on areas that include but are not limited to;

  • Anti-dumping duty case investigation and additional duty implementation

  • Trademark violations and Intellectual Property Rights issues

  • Free Trade Agreement verification and process management

  • Social compliance management with foreign suppliers

  • Elevation of importer controls related to de Minimis level increase to $800 USD

  • C-TPAT inclusion of compliance into the global security initiative

Access to the New 301 Tariff Codes

On September 18, 2018 the USTR issued a press release on the finalization of tariff numbers for goods for List 3 of the Section 301 Sanctions. The additional tariffs of 10% will be effective September 24, 2018, with the rate increasing to 25% on January 2, 2019.


Knowing how to read HTS Codes regarding notes and classification is imperative.

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