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Entry Application, ACE Cargo Release, Warehouse Submission Under Review by CBP

Monday, January 26, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking comments on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT, Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and ACE Cargo Release. There are two procedures available to effect the release of imported merchandise: entry and immediate delivery. Under both procedures, CBP forms 3461 and 3461 ALT are the source documents in the packages presented to CBP. The information collected on these forms allows CBP officers to verify that the information regarding the consignee and shipment is correct and that a bond is on file. CBP also uses these forms to close out the manifest and to establish the obligation to pay estimated duties in the time period prescribed by law or regulation. CBP Form 3461 is also a delivery authorization document and is given to the importing carrier to authorize the release of the merchandise.

ACE Cargo Release is a program for ACE entry summary filers in which importers or brokers may file simplified entry data in lieu of CBP Form 3461. This data consists of 12 required elements: importer of record; buyer name and address; buyer employer identification number (consignee number); seller name and address; manufacturer/supplier name and address; Harmonized Tariff Schedule 10-digit number; country of origin; bill of lading; house air waybill number; bill of lading issuer code; entry number; entry type; and estimated shipment value. Three optional data elements are the container stuffing location, consolidator name and address, and ship to party name and address.

CBP is proposing a change in the burden hours associated with this information collection resulting from the transition from Form 3461 to ACE Cargo Release. There are no changes to the information collected. Comments are due by March 27.

CBP Form 300, Bonded Warehouse Proprietor’s Submission. This form must be filed by each warehouse proprietor within 45 days of the end of their business year. The information collected helps CBP determine all bonded merchandise that was entered, released and manipulated in the warehouse. Comments are due by Feb. 25.

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