CBP has issued a NEW Collection of Information on Global Business Identifier (GBI). The notice is at: https://lnkd.in/ddnBy-YJ
As you know, CBP has been exploring a unique identification code to replace the Manufacturer Identification Code (MID) and to serve as a system to identify parties in the supply chain.
CBP is seeking comments and will be conducting an Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) assessing 3 identifiers:
- Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – owned and managed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
- Global Location Number (GLN)– owned and managed by GS1
- Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) – owned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)
Note that these identifiers are administered by the private sector and non-profit corporations who may provide the identifier for free but also maintain a myriad of related services which may impose significant costs on users, particularly SMEs.
CBP is seeking comments on the information collection and seek pilot participants. Comments are due within 60 days of the notice in the Federal Register (presumably tomorrow) - which would be December 4, 2021.