U.S.CBP Outlines Pilot for Entry of Containers with Residues

April 11, 2013

CBP intends to initiate its Entry of Residues in Instruments of International Traffic pilot program in the near future. The pilot will allow carriers and importers an alternative to filing consumption entries for residue in containers and CBP will not restrict participation in the pilot.

In the Pilot Program for residue entry, the importer of record will be the carrier, unless otherwise indicated, the shipment will be valued at $0, as long the importer makes a declaration that the container is either going to be cleaned or refilled and the Country of Origin will be the country from which the Instrument of International Traffic originated from. The Cargo will be released under the Section 321 informal entry duty exemption. The entry type will be available for IIT carrying residue in amounts limited to 7 percent of total capacity or less for rail mode, 5 percent of or less for air mode, and 3 percent or less for truck and ocean modes.

It has been stated that non participants in the program could face freight delays and so participation is requested.

On Tuesday April 16, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host a webinar from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT and another webinar from 2:30PM to 3:30PM EDT  “Manifesting and Entry of Residue found in Instruments of International Traffic (IITs).”

The one-hour webinars will present CBP subject matter experts:

  • Amy Hatfield, Branch Chief, Cargo Conveyance & Security, Office of Field Operations, CBP
  • Jeremy Baskin, Assistant to the Executive Director of Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, CBP
  • James Swanson, Office of Field Operations ACE Liaison, CBP.

The panelists will provide an overview of the key points of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning Manifesting and Entry of Residue Found in Instruments of International Traffic (IITs) with a focus on the following key areas:

  • Background on the Residue Pilot
  • Calculations used by CBP to determine percentages by mode
  • Technical issues – entry off the manifest
  • User fees
  • Issues on bonding and record keeping
  • Roll out of the pilot, enforcement and outreach planned
  • Will conclude with a question and answer session.

For anyone intending to participate, the webinar participation information is:
Meeting Name:  Office of Field Operations

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