U.S. Customs: Electronic Reporting of All In-Bond Exports, Arrivals & Diversions Will Be Required

Effective July 29, 2019, members of the trade community will be required to report all in-bond exports, arrivals and diversions electronically through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  Air shipments will continue to be exempt from these requirements and trade members can still request manual posting by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for these shipments. CBP will no longer accept paper copies of the CBPF 7512 to perform arrival and export functionality.   An ACE edit will issue a rejection if these actions are not performed. At this time, no date is set for implementation of the provision requiring the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number requirement for Immediate Transportation movements.  The Automated In-Bond Processing Business Process Document is the official publication which provides both CBP and the trade community with guidance, requirements and responsibilities when processing in-bond cargo. To view an electronic version of this document, click here.

If you would like to contact CBP directly, you can email them here:

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