CBP program test, truck shipments of Canadian “in-transit” goods

CBP program test, truck shipments of in-transit goods

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing plans to conduct a “national customs automation program” (NCAP) test relating to shipments of commercial goods by truck, with the shipment originating in Canada and then in transit through the United States to a point of destination in Canada.

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According to the CBP notice [PDF 179 KB], under the program test, CBP will use a new filing code to identify shipments as being part of the “in-transit manifest pilot program” in CBP’s Automated Commercial Environmental (ACE) Truck Manifest System. Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element. They will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number. 

Today’s notice provides a description of the program test and specifies the duration and locations of the test. The program test will begin no earlier than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for April 27, 2016, and will run for approximately six months at the following ports: 

  • Port Huron, Michigan
  • Pembina, North Dakota
  • Blaine, Washington

 

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

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