New deadline for filing Entry Type 86

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is modifying the deadline to file Entry Type 86 (ET 86), effective February 15, 2024, so that it must be filed prior to arrival or upon arrival of the cargo. Previously ET 86 could be filed within 15 days of arrival. This will enhance CBP’s efforts in preventing the importation of illicit substances (like fentanyl and other narcotics), counterfeits and other intellectual property rights (IPR) violations, or goods made with forced labor.

CBP is also modifying the timing of their arriving non-express air shipments using ET 86 beginning January 27, 2024.  Currently once a flight departure message is received CBP automatically send a release message.  Going forward, automatic release messages will be delayed until CBP arrives the flight in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  This will ensure CBP has sufficient time to review entries and notify filers of any holds. This change will help restrict release to be within port hours and prevent cargo from moving off site until the release message is received

ET 86 is used for low value shipments, imported by one person, on one day, with a value not exceeding $800 US, with required Participating Government Agency (PGA) information.

For questions on ET 86, please contact your Livingston Account Manager.