The U.S Customs and Border Protection issued a press release on February 6, 2020, related to New York residents and eligibility for the renewal membership of the Trusted Traveler Program.
New York has new state legislation that restricts access to criminal history as maintained by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). As a result, vehicles with titles from New York could be delayed for export based on supporting documents for the vehicles.
This change has been implemented due to the update with the “Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.” The new legislation prohibits CBP from accessing and providing information about New York registered vehicles. In addition, any and all pending applications will be canceled.
While some carriers will continue to accept delivery of units with New York State issues documents as the dispute is being resolved between NY State and the USCBP, units awaiting clearance which exceed customary port free time will accrue demurrage and hold charges.
Our team will provide updates as information becomes available. In addition, more details about the Trusted Traveler Program are available at ttp.dhs.gov.