[US] Customs brokers seek exemption from new truck rules

The following is excerpted from a 15 November 2013 article by American Shipper.

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America is seeking clarification from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about new licensing and bonding requirements for forwarders that arrange domestic truck transportation. Customs brokers often take on that task for their international customers on the inbound side. Under the MAP-21 surface transportation legislation enacted last year, cargo brokers as of Oct. 1 must take out a $75,000 surety ...

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