Many professions require some form of continuing education for individuals to maintain licenses and certifications. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wants the nation’s estimated 11,000 licensed customs brokers to meet similar standards for professional growth.
CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez announced Sept. 23 that the agency will form a “task force” to establish a continuing education framework for licensed customs brokers, which could become a regulatory requirement.
“In the ever faster-paced environment of international trade, members of the broker community have expressed a need for brokers to develop and maintain a continuing education requirement in order to stay apprised of the latest U.S. requirements for conducting customs business,” a CBP spokesman told American Shipper.
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