The updated U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) deployment schedule outlined an upcoming requirement to include a postal code for entries of China-origin goods. New Chinese manufacturer IDs are now scheduled for deployment on March 18, 2023.

The UFLPA Region Alert will add three new data elements that will be performed when the Country of Origin is China for Entry. These elements will also be required for newly generated Manufacturer Identification Codes (MID) for both Trade and CBP users.

The new data elements are:

  • Postal code will be a required field. Users will receive an error message if the postal code provided is not a valid Chinese postal code.
  • Users will receive a warning message when a Uyghur (XUAR) region postal code has been provided.
  • Ability to update an existing MID with a postal code.

This new date—March 18, 2023—is subject to change based on CBP’s ability to program the update and for the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) service providers (e.g., CargoWise) to successfully test these programming changes by CBP. Once this new requirement is implemented your broker may be in contact with you to obtain Chinese postal code details for your import shipments containing Chinese goods.

For assistance with understanding the new entry requirements, reach out to Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

By Clarissa Chiclana

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