Customs Modernization Act

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Customs Modernization Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1993, that sought to improve enforcement of customs and audits. At the time, it was one of the most sweeping changes to U.S. Customs in more than 200 years. The Act, which is commonly called the Mod Act, was part of larger legislation to bring the U.S. into compliance with the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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The Customs Modernization Act of 1993 allowed documentation to be submitted to CBP electronically.
Although Customs has worked closely with the trade industry since the Customs Modernization Act of 1993, it still needs assurance that companies are following the rules.
The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, which had supported Customs modernization legislation in 1992, announced its opposition to the Customs Modernization Act of 1993.
With this authority, the President included the Customs Modernization Act of 1993 in NAFTA implementation legislation.
The Customs Modernization Act of 1993 significantly altered the process of merchandise entering the United States.
Utilizing Vastera clients can effectively monitor, interpret and respond to complex trade and national security requirements such as the Patriot Act, the Export Administration Act, the Customs Modernization Act of 1993, as well as pending regulations including the Trade Act of 2002 and the Port & Maritime Security Act.
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