The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it is accepting comments on its proposed application for the Trusted Trader Program. The proposed application can be found here. The goals of the Trusted Trader program are to increase security, strengthen compliance, and increase efficiency of trade.
CBP stated that the comments should address some or all of the following points:
(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility;
(b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information;
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;
(d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and
(e) the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information - a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs.