ACE: What’s changing for drawback filings?




As we’ve recently blogged, US Customs has moved the long-standing ACE deadline of October 1 to October 29 for numerous post-release capabilities, including duty drawback.

CBP has posted a summary of the changes for filing in ACE vs ACS, effective October 29:

  • Filers (both ABI and non-ABI) will submit only Entry type 47 for drawback; entry types 41-46 have been consolidated to the type 47 entry and will no longer be valid.
  • When submitting a drawback claim, filers will now provide the applicable provision.  The drawback provision is an existing data element from paper claim form 7551.  If transmitting using ABI, it will need to be specified in the 10 record. The list of Provisions can be found in appendix A in the Drawback CATAIR.
  • CBP Form 7551, Drawback Entry, and CBP Form 7552, Certificate of Manufacturer, will no longer be required when filing an ABI drawback entry.
  • There will be a limit of 5,000 import, manufacturing, and export or destroyed records per drawback claim.  Filings will be permitted at the 10 digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) line level and required at the 6 digit HTS line level.  For Petroleum type filings, 8 digit HTS will be required.
  • Trade filers will also be required to provide an action indicator for each import and/or manufacturing record, informing CBP of the end result of the import.
  • Filers will also need to upload documents via the Document Image System (DIS) to complete the drawback claim.  If additional information is required, CBP will send a CBP Form 28 (Request for Information) to the filer through the ACE Portal or by U.S. mail.  ABI filers may submit a response to the CBP Form 28 using the ACE Portal or DIS.  Non-ABI filers may respond by mail.

There is much more helpful guidance posted on CBP’s website, including FAQs and links to additional resources.

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