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Post-Release Trade Process Authority for Three CEEs Expanded to More Ports

Thursday, April 02, 2015
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced Phase II of the transition of operational trade functions from ports of entry to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise. To learn more about CEEs and the benefits they offer for importers, click here to access our on-demand webinar.

Effective April 6, the directors of the three CEEs listed below will assume trade authority for post-release trade processes of entry summaries for the respective industry tariff lines filed in the following ports of entry under the field offices indicated.

Electronics

Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals

Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals

Atlanta

- Atlanta

- Charleston

- Charlotte

- Norfolk

- Savannah

Buffalo

- Buffalo

- Champlain

Chicago

- Chicago

- Cleveland

- Columbus

- Milwaukee

- Minneapolis

- St. Louis

Baltimore

- Baltimore

- Philadelphia

- Pittsburgh

- Washington, D.C. (Dulles)

Laredo*

Detroit

- Detroit

- Port Huron

- Romulus (DTW)

Boston

- Boston

- Hartford

- Logan Airport

-Portland, ME

- Providence

- St. Albans

Los Angeles

- LAX

- Los Angeles

Houston

- Dallas

- Houston

Buffalo

- Buffalo

- Champlain

New Orleans

- Memphis

Laredo

- Brownsville

- Hidalgo/Pharr

- Laredo

Detroit

- Detroit

- Port Huron

- Romulus (DTW)

Seattle

- Blaine

- Pembina

- Seattle

El Paso

Laredo

- Brownsville

- Hidalgo/Pharr

- Laredo

Miami

New Orleans

- Memphis

- Mobile

- New Orleans

New York

- JFK

- New York

Newark

San Diego

- Otay Mesa

- San Diego

- San Ysidro

San Juan

Tampa

- Jacksonville

- Tampa

Tucson

- Douglas

- Naco

- Nogales

- Phoenix

- San Luis

- Tucson

*will transition on May 4

CBP will transition an appropriate level of trade staff at these port locations to CEE operations. 

CBP states that entry summary filing procedures and document submission processes will remain the same for brokers and importers and that it is consolidating post-release processing to provide an increased level of uniformity and certainty.

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