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A Smoother Road to Exporting Vehicles: CBP’s New Electronic Validation Export Program

posted by Jennifer Diaz February 20, 2018 1 Comment

boatsIn our previous post “Knowing The Rules Of The Road: Exporting Cars From The U.S.”, we discussed CBP’s laws and regulations that must be followed to successfully export vehicles from the United States to foreign destinations. Failure to do so could result in the imposition of severe penalties — up to $10,000. Additionally, we provided a quick guide on how to export your vehicle form the United States, which provided all the documents required to successfully export your vehicle.

On February 9, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with the assistance of Crowley Maritime Corp., AFL International Logistics Group, and King Ocean, has implemented a first of its kind process at Port Everglades for exporters shipping used vehicles from South Florida to foreign destinations. Broward county’s Port Everglades is the perfect place to pilot this program it handles more than one million TEUs annually (20-foot equivalent units, the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

  • The new electronic Vehicle Validation Export Process Program will save exporters time and money:
  • The new program offers exporter the ability to skip in-person visits to the CBP trade office in Port Everglades to deliver vehicle exportation documents.
  • Shippers can now submit digital copies online any time day or night for faster review, processing, and approval.
  • Reduce document processing and shipment times by around a day
  • Exporters are no longer required to make multiple copies of documentation per vehicle shipped

The pilot program is expected to continue through at least March, when it will be considered for further implementation in Port Everglades and potentially in other locations.

As always, if you are unsure, consult with a professional. Penalties for failure to comply with CBP’s export requirements, aside from the inability to export your vehicle, could include monetary fines, liquidated damages, seizure of the vehicle, and/or demand for redelivery of the vehicle.

For more information regarding the requirements for exporting used vehicles and solutions to CBP compliance issues, contact us today at 305-456-3830 or via email at info@diaztradelaw.com.

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