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Carriers, take note: The U.S. in-bond process is changing

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published a final rule containing proposed amendments to CBP regulations regarding the in-bond process. These amendments are going into effect soon, and they’ll have a considerable impact on the carrier community.

Key changes are taking effect on the following dates:

  • July 2, 2018
    • All requests for authorization to move via an in-bond must be filed electronically by the carrier.
  • August 6, 2018
    • Carriers will be required to electronically report the arrival and location of the in-bond merchandise within 48 hours of arrival at the port of destination or port of exportation.
    • Carriers will be required to electronically report the exportation of the in-bond merchandise within 48 hours of export.
    • Carriers will be required to electronically request and receive permission from CBP before diverting in-bond merchandise from its intended destination port to another port.

To help carriers understand the expectations and responsibilities, we’ve compiled a series of questions and answers about the in-bond process changes being implemented. Click below to download the FAQ.

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