CBP Extends Enforcement Dates for ‘In-Bond’ Changes

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the enforcement date for the new ‘In-Bond’ regulation changes for six months. The new rules went into effect on November 27, 2017.

Effective July 2, 2018:

  • The paper CBP 7512 form will no longer be accepted by CBP. CBP officers will discontinue their manual input into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system. Electronic filing will become the responsibility of the trade (bonded carrier, custom broker or other authorized agent).
    However, paper documents will be accepted for enforcement procedures at the border, or for verification or audit of warehouse withdrawals, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) exports and transfers, or vessel/aircraft supply operations.

Effective August 6, 2018:

  • Electronic reporting for all transactions will become mandatory. CBP will no longer accept paper CF 7512s to perform arrival and export functionality. These will be the responsibility of the carrier, customs broker, or other authorized agent.
  • Electronic reporting of diversions to ports, other than the port designed on the original in-bond, will also be required on this date.
  • Electronic reporting of bonded cargo locations using Facilities Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS) codes will be required for the arrival of all in-bond movements at the destination port and port of exportation. CBP advised that ACE will contain edits that will reject arrival of in-bonds when diversions or FIRMS codes are not reported.

No enforcement date has yet been set for the mandatory reporting of the six (6) digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.

If you have any questions regarding changes in the In-Bond Process, Livingston can help! Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs department at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com.