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HTS Flags in ACE Enforced for Alcohol and Tobacco Entries

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that starting June 22 the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will begin enforcing its HTS flags in the Automated Commercial Environment. As a result, all entry filings with HTS numbers regulated by TTB must either have an accompanying TTB message set or provide an electronic disclaim code indicating that the filer is opting to meet TTB data requirements through other approved means.

TTB regulates and collects excise taxes on distilled spirits, wines, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes under the Internal Revenue Code, which also gives TTB regulatory authority over processed tobacco. TTB regulates distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.

Click here for detailed information on filing in ACE for TTB-regulated commodities.

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