Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CBP CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

Post-Release Trade Process Authority to be Delegated to Heads of Three CEEs

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the next increment in its transition of operational trade functions from ports of entry to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise. Effective Jan. 28, the directors of the three CEEs listed below will assume trade authority for post-release trade processes of entry summaries for the respective industry tariff lines filed in the ports of entry indicated.

Electronics
Pharmaceuticals, Health & ChemicalsPetroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals
Long BeachEl PasoSeattle
Los Angeles/LAXNew YorkBlaine
ChicagoNewarkPembina
ClevelandChicagoGreat Falls
MilwaukeeClevelandSan Francisco
MinneapolisMilwaukeeHonolulu
St. LouisMinneapolisPortland, OR
San FranciscoSt. LouisLong Beach
HonoluluAtlantaLos Angeles/LAX
HoustonCharlestonSan Diego
Dallas/Ft. WorthCharlotteNogales
NorfolkPhoenix
SavannahEl Paso
CBP states that entry summary filing procedures and document submission processes will remain the same for brokers and importers and that it is consolidating post-release processing to provide an increased level of uniformity and certainty. CBP will transition an appropriate level of trade staff at these locations to CEE operations.