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.