Tackling high-risk shipments with Global Business Identifier
On July 21, 2023, CBP extended the test period for the Global Business Identifier (GBI) initiative through February 14, 2024, to allow for increased participation. CBP is working with industry and 13 partner government agencies to pinpoint and stop high-risk shipments arriving at our borders with the Global Business Identifier (GBI) Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC). This collaborative effort seeks to enhance trade facilitation and trade security by testing and developing a unified business identifier solution to achieve better visibility into global supply chains.
Companies interested in participating in the GBI test can provide data for one or more entity identifiers through the Automated Commercial Environment. Participation in the test is voluntary, and a select number of trade user volunteers will be chosen to test the single identifier solution. By participating, members of the trade community will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback on the GBI EPoC design and scope and test the optimal combination of entity identifiers. The transmission of GBI data only applies to current Automated Broker Interface participants.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
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