CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey

CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the following CSMS (Cargo Systems Messaging Service) #17-000521:

The following guidance is provided for entry and entry summary filing for cargo aboard ships
that have been forced to divert due to Hurricane Harvey.

  • Scenario 1: At the of time the diversion, both the entry and summary have already been filed at the original port (e.g. Houston), nothing needs to be done with either the entry or summary.
  • Scenario 2: At the of time the diversion, a certified summary had already been filed at the original port (e.g. Houston), nothing needs to be done with the certified summary.
  • Scenario 3: At the of time the diversion, the entry had already been filed at the original port (e.g. Houston), but the summary had not been filed. In this case, it is recommended to file the summary using the same entry port as the entry was filed.
  • Scenario 4. At the of time the diversion, neither the entry or summary had been filed at the original port (e.g. Houston). In this scenario, both the entry and summary will be filed at the new (diverted) port.

We are advising that entry type 09, Reconciliation entries for the Houston port (5301) be held by trade until it reopens.

If Trade requires entry/entry summary cancellation/deletion please adhere to the entry deletion and cancellation policy and ACE Entry Summary business processing document.

CBP will only allow filers to delete entry data prior to cargo release processing. Once cargo release processing occurs and a provisional release notification is generated, the data is considered to be in CBP status and CBP will not delete the entry data. Deletion may only be performed on an entry (cargo selectivity information). An entry summary may not be deleted. All subsequent changes by trade must be processed via the entry or entry summary cancellation process.

To read more and the entire CSMS

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