The concept of Management by Account (MBA) is not new. Sometimes referred to as Account Based Processing or Account Management, the concept of viewing an importer’s business from a more holistic approach has been under discussion between the trade and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for years. For numerous reasons, however, the idea has languished and never truly moved forward. Now, with efforts by the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) and support from CBP Commissioner Bersin, the initiative appears to be taking off.
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