Simplified Entry pilot to expand

Based on initial success, US Customs announced today that it is expanding the Simplified Entry pilot for air cargo to include additional participant and ports.

As for pilot participants, that number of brokers/forwarders has increased from 9 to 20.

As for ports, in addition to the original three pilot ports of Indianapolis, Chicago and Atlanta, the group now includes:  Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, JFK, Newark and Boston.  In a few weeks,  CBP will further expand the pilot to three additional ports, Detroit, Memphis, and Anchorage.

To date, nearly 600 importers of records have filed over 28,000 Simplified Entries in the pilot.

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