eGov/Mil Newsletter: Dec. 1, 2021

December 01, 2021

In this Issue:

  • IAM Governing Member Assessment for 2022
  • Annual Qualification Review of CIP and COR
  • USTRANSCOM Ready to Implement Changes to ISF 10+2 Process
  • U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed Into Law
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions
  • Biden Administration Offers Endorsement of Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)
  • Upcoming IAM Learning Sessions
  • DoD’s long-delayed household goods moving contract faces yet another protest

IAM eGov/Mil Newsletter

IAM Governing Member Assessment for 2022; Annual Qualification Review of CIP and COR

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IAM Governing Member Assessment for 2022

During the Governing Members meeting in October, IAM’s Immediate Past Chair Tim Helenthal asking them to support this effort. I ask you to listen to his short speech to better understand why we hope the Governing Members will support us in this initiative.

 

Last week, we sent the Governing Members a message regarding IAM’s plan to ask you to participate in an “assessment” aimed at assisting the Association in our efforts to restore the organization’s financial reserves. On Thursday, December 2, IAM will send out our 2022 dues invoices—which will include an additional $2,000 USD assessment.

Annual Qualification Review of CIP and COR

 

TSPs must review and update their Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) before 17 December. This is mandatory, and failure to update the CIP and COR will disqualify TSPs from 2022 Rate Filing.

 

USTC will NOT provide any other notification to industry on this requirement. Failure to update in a timely manner will result in your disqualification from the program. Please read the entire advisory for all the details.

USTRANSCOM Ready to Implement Changes to ISF 10+2 Process

The USTRANSCOM Defense Personal Property Management Office (J9) has signaled to IAM they plan to implement a change that they have studied over the past year. Starting on or about 15 January, the TSP’s Tax ID number (EIN) and business address will be used to submit the Importer Security Filing (ISF) 10+2 as the shipper. The current process lists the DoD customer’s information (which included the SSN) as the shipper. DoD has been working with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to remove the member’s SSN from as much documentation as possible. For now, this change will only impact international Code of Service (COS) 4 shipments. USTC continues to study ways to remove the member’s SSN from other types of shipments, but to date there is no movement outside of the COS 4 shipments.

 

For those TSPs who use Pasha or Govlog to submit the ISF 10+2, those companies are preparing for this change. If you are an independent filer, and do the 10+2 filing on your own, you’ll need to be prepared to make this switch by 15 January 2022.

 

Additional questions on this topic can be directed to Dan Bradley, IAM’s Director of Government & Military Relations, at .

U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed Into Law

President Biden has signed into law the roughly $1.5 trillion Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, informally referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure bill. In addition to $17 billion for U.S. port of entry investments, the bill includes significant and increased funding for roads, bridges, broadband and other infrastructure elements. The bill increases both the funding formula for U.S. states, along with the amount of funding for competitive surface transportation grants. Projects across the country will be seeded with this money over several years.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers to provide detailed information that will help the FTC shed light on the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how these disruptions are causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy.

Biden Administration Offers Endorsement of Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)

Last week, the Administration offered its support for the IAM-supported Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), which would improve fairness, establish boundaries and set metrics for fees often incurred by the household goods and broader global shipping community. Support for the legislation has grown to 74 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Upcoming IAM Learning Sessions

is your source for industry education, and for members to learn from recognized experts and from each other. Here is what we have coming up this month:

DoD’s long-delayed household goods moving contract faces yet another protest

The Defense Department’s ambitious effort to restructure the military’s household goods moving system faced another potential setback Tuesday as a losing bidder lodged a new legal challenge to the multibillion dollar Global Household Goods contract (GHC).

 

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group (ARC), one of the losing bidders in the latest GHC competition, said it had filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office. The filing asks GAO to recommend overturning the $6.2 billion award DoD made earlier this month to HomeSafe Alliance, LLC.

USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (30 Nov)

Please see the and from today’s (30 Nov) USTC industry/Services/JPPSO call. The call went relatively quickly. The only major item brought up was the new DPS functionality associated with triggering a request for reweigh based on a customer being within 90% of their weight entitlement. This same issue was discussed on the 16 November call before it was implemented. While to me it changes the reweigh requirements to reflect 2022 business rules, in my engagement with USTC, they fall back on the fact that the program allows for the customer or the PPSO to request a reweigh on their shipment, and regardless of the parameters put on this new reweigh trigger, all the system is doing is requesting a reweigh on the customer’s behalf.

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