New Orleans, La. - To better enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection brokerage oversight and compliance in the Memphis area of responsibility, a plan will be implemented to sustain the entire broker licensing and permitting process in the area port of Memphis.
This will provide better and timely external customer services to the Mid-South and New Orleans importing communities by reducing administrative redundancy. The change will have no impact on the statutory regulations nor will it require a change in current district boundaries. Full implementation will begin on Feb. 1.
CBP permitting and licensing processes for individual licensed brokers residing in the states of Arkansas and Tennessee will be handled by the area port of Memphis. Partnerships, associations and corporations permitted in the states of Arkansas and Tennessee will also be handled by the area port of Memphis.
The Memphis Broker Management Officer is Supervisory Entry Specialist Janice Weems. License and/or permit fees will be sent to Weems at:
Memphis Area Service Port
3150 Tchulahoma Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Supervisory Entry Specialist Patricia Burke will remain the New Orleans Broker Management Officer for individual licensed brokers and permitted corporations for the geographical areas of Louisiana and the portion of the state of Mississippi covered by the New Orleans Customs Broker District boundaries. License and/or permit fees will be sent to Patricia Burke at:
New Orleans Area Service Port
1515 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.