CBP extends comment period on customs proposal

November 9, 2007

CBP extends comment period on customs proposal

By AOPA ePublishing staff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reversed course and granted AOPA's request for more time for pilots to comment on proposed rules that would require pilots to file a passenger manifest over the Internet before any flight that crosses a U.S. border.

Pilots now have until Dec. 4 to tell CBP how the proposal would affect their ability to fly to and from locations outside the United States.

And to help AOPA quantify the burden that this proposal would impose on GA pilots and develop alternative recommendations, please complete our online survey if you have ever flown—or plan to fly in the future—to an international destination.

CBP had originally denied AOPA's comment extension request on Oct. 31. But AOPA staff has met with key security officials in the executive branch and in Congress to explain the importance of the issue to pilots.

November 9, 2007