Oct 22, 2019
— IAM recently submitted comments to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on their proposed rule to place more requirements on customs brokerb to verify an importer's identity. In the context of our industry, this rule would require custom brokers in the United States to obtain additional data elements from a transferee that are not applicable to people moving their household goods into the US like the provision of a recent credit report and a copy of the person’s business registration and license with state authorities.
Oct 9, 2019
— U.S. Transportation Command is pressing ahead with the much-disputed plan to have a single company in charge of shipping household goods for permanent change-of-station moves, Army Gen. Stephen Lyons said. "There are a number of wickets to get through first," but the plan is workable despite opposition from many of the firms already in the business, Lyons said.
Mar 29, 2019
— USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.