The Beginning of the End of the MID

The Global Business Identifier Evaluative Proof of Concept (GBI EPoC) is officially out and open for participation by entry filers (i.e., importers of record and licensed customs brokers who file type 1 & 11 entries) and it has very specific parameters. I was very excited to see that CBP was looking to end MID’s and get the data elsewhere – now we know more about the who and the why. I consider this the beginning of the end of MID’s with an extra layer of snooping for targeting data. Below identified the who, what, and when.

To participate you have to: 

  1. Get (one of the following three) GBIs (D–U–N–S®, GLN, or LEI), or be in the process of obtaining a GBI from the manufacturers, shippers, and sellers.
  2. Only certain commodities, specifically alcohol, toys, seafood, personal items and medical devices.
  3. Import from the following countries of origin with either a high risk of non compliance or an FTA in place:
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • China
    • France
    • Italy
    • Mexico
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore
    • United Kingdom
    • Vietnam.
  4. Import using either type 01 and type 11 […]