Announcement of Test Providing Centralized Decision-Making Authority for Four CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to conduct a general test to further develop the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) to facilitate the entry of merchandise imported by companies within certain industries. This document involves testing how the following four CEEs will operate with broad decision-making authority: the Electronics CEE; Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals CEE; the Automotive & Aerospace CEE; and the Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals CEE. This notice invites public comment concerning the methodology of the test program, identifies the purpose of the test and the regulations that will be affected, determines the length of the test, explains the application process, and provides the eligibility and selection criteria for voluntary participation in the test. This document also provides the legal authority for the test and explains the repercussions and appeals process for misconduct under the test.