CPB: Bond documents now being handled electronically

As part of its continued modernization efforts relating to bonds, the Revenue Division of  US Customs (CBP) announced today that it will process and store bond documents electronically.  However, the onus is on the importer or its agent to 1) convert bond documents into a Tagged Image File Format, also known as TIFF or TIF; and 2) combine all bond documents into one attachment before electronically filing with the Revenue Division.   The agency believes that this new process will “reduce the amount of paper used, enhance the quality of the imaged processed bonds and also expedite the notification of processed bonds.”    Check here for more specific details about filing attachments for a new continuous bond, termination request, or bond rider.