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Why does CBP void importer records?

Why does CBP void importer records?

Importer records may be voided for the following reasons:

  • Duplicate records are on file with CBP
  • The importer’s Social Security number or Employer Identification number cannot be verified with the appropriate government agency (Social Security Administration or Internal Revenue Service respectively)
  • The importer, their authorized agent (with a valid Power-of-Attorney), or local CBP Officer has requested that the record be voided
  • CBP has received returned (undeliverable) mail when attempting to contact the importer via the US Postal Service
  • Failure to respond to CBP requests sent to the name and address listed on the importer record