CBP test program: Remote location filing procedures

CBP test program: Remote location filing procedures

U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing its plan to conduct a national customs automation program (NCAP) test concerning entries filed using remote location filing procedures.


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Remote location filing is a special entry procedure that allows importers of record and brokers with a national permit to file an entry electronically from a remote location other than where the goods are being entered.

As noted in the CBP general notice [PDF 206 KB], the test program will:

  • Expand the entry types eligible for remote location filing procedures and the port locations where remote location filing entries may be filed
  • Require the electronic transmission of invoices using the document image system (DIS)
  • Requires that single transaction bonds be transmitted using eBond for remote location filing entries requiring a single transaction bond

The test program is available only for entries “certified for cargo release from summary” filed through the automated commercial environment (ACE).

The reason for the test program is to further certain CBP modernization initiatives and develop ACE. CBP is transitioning all entry types to ACE from the legacy automated commercial system (ACS).

The test will continue until concluded, as announced via the Federal Register. Comments will be accepted through the duration of the test.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.


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