Electronic Vessel Manifest Confidentiality Online Application Deployed

May 29, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a final rule on May 22, 2020 announcing a new way to submit requests for confidential treatment of vessel manifest certifications.

The vessel manifest confidentiality online application will enable ocean carriers, importers, exporters and consignees utilizing ocean transportation to manage their own confidentiality requests electronically via the online application, located on CBP.gov.

Submissions by mail or email typically requires 60-90 days for processing. The electronic option would reduce processing times to as little as 24 hours.

If you have any questions regarding the vessel manifest confidentiality online application, Livingston can help!  Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com