Posted on: Dec 07, 2017
Electronic in-bond applications will now be required for in-bond merchandise transported by ocean/rail/truck through ACE or ABI.
- After the rule is fully implemented, paper in-bond will no longer be accepted. Bonded carriers will be required to file electronically either directly with CBP or through a 3rd-party service solution, such as Vilden's e-CLEAR Customs Filing Solution.
- To provide the trade with sufficient time to adjust to the new requirements and to consider changes to the business processes that may be necessary to achieve full compliance, CBP is allowing a 90-day flexible enforcement period so the trade community can adjust their business processes.
- The rule will maintain the reporting period of two working days for bonded carriers to report the arrival of merchandise at the port of destination or port of exportation.
When liability is transferred from one bonded carrier to another, the report of arrival must be filed by the original bonded carrier, with a new in-bond issued by the new bonded carrier.
The in-bond process must be completed within 30 days, regardless of how many transfer of liabilities are involved. For barge, the period will be 60 days. The clock for transit time will begin with vessel arrival or CBP move authorization, whichever is later.
In-bonds must be reported to the six-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) number.
For multiple container shipments arriving by container, the general order clock will begin 15 days after the arrival of the entire in-bond shipment.