UPDATED: Customs Announces Duty & Insufficient Bond Extensions and Ruling Requests

March 23, 2020
By Danielle Leonard


UPDATE: 3/26/20—CBP is no longer taking duty-payment extension requests. CBP will keep the “right to allow additional days for narrow circumstances, including a physical inability to file entry or payments, due to technology outages or port closures.”

3/23/20—Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Trade industry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting requests for duty-payment extensions on a case by case basis. A Federal Register notice is set to be published in the immediate future that will give more insight into the policy. Until then, CBP advises to watch for their CSMS messages, as more guidance will be issued.

Insufficient Bonds

CBP is also granting a 10-day extension for the, “termination and replacement of bonds found to be insufficient and for which notices were issued with a due date of March 21, 2020. The insufficient bond should be scheduled for termination by March 31, 2020, with a termination date no later than April 15, 2020.”

Binding Rulings

Binding ruling requests submitted on paper or requests that include or necessitate a sample may be delayed in processing and/or issuance. During this time, CBP recommends that “all ruling requests be made through the use of eRulings, and include detailed photographs or short videos of the product to be submitted in lieu of samples.”

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