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CBP Requests Comments on Changes to CBP Form 5106


In a Federal Register notice published on July 27, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting comments regarding further changes to the Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106), to address industry concerns on CBP’s previously suggested revisions to the form.

The notice specifies that, “The collection of the information on CBP Form 5106 is the basis for establishing bond coverage, release and entry of merchandise, liquidation, and the issuance of bills and refunds. CBP proposes to revise the CBP Form 5106 by changing the name of this form to be clearer as to its intended purpose, and by gathering additional information about the company and its officers.”

The revised name will read “Create/Update Importer Identity Form,” and the required data elements are as follows:
Number of entries filed per year
How will the identification number be utilized?
Program Code (Indicates membership in ISA or C-TPAT)
Type of address (for mailing address and for physical location))
Phone Number, Fax number, Email address, Web site
A brief business description
The 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this business.
The filer code if submitting as a broker/self-filer.
Year established
Primary Banking Institution
Certificate or Articles of Incorporation
Business Structure/Company Officers
Company Position Title, Name, Direct Phone Number and extension, Direct Email
Broker Name, Broker Telephone Number

Comments must be submitted by August 26, 2015.

The Federal Register notice can be accessed online at:

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