New CBP drone category to increase the price of your DJI drone

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The emotional connection that drone pilots experience from an aerial perspective has put the FAA in a very interesting position. Why? Because in the U.S. there are currently more registered drones than registered manned aircraft.

Yet sales numbers show that the number of registered drones represent just of a quarter of drones sold. The FAA seems to be behind the regulatory curve, and many operators ignore the “rules” with a perception of immunity.

So how will the FAA retain the authority and credibility over the drone industry that seems uncontrollable? By pulling the proverbial carpet out from under the industry.

How could the FAA pull out the rug from under this industry? Actually, what they can do isn’t the issue, it’s who they consult with that raises the possibility of a problem.

CBP Regulatory curve ball could drastically slow Part 107 drone industry. - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
 
How could the FAA pull out the rug from under this industry? Actually, what they can do isn’t the issue, it’s who they consult with that raises the possibility of a problem.
The details in the article don't match up to the scary headline.
There's nothing there to show that this is likely to happen .. just that it could.
What if CBP created a special categorization for drones? ....

Will this actually happen, or is it purely speculatory? Only time will tell if this is a reality for the drone industry. ...

If this change of categorization happens, it could increase the cost per unit for imported drones
quite a bit​
 

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