UPDATE: Section 301 China Reinstatement of Certain Exclusions

This is an update to CSMS #51469298, issued March 31, 2022. The functionality for the acceptance of the Section 301 China reinstatement of certain product exclusions under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) classification 9903.88.67 will be available in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as of 7 a.m. eastern standard time, April 12, 2022. 

Reminder: importers, brokers, and/or filers should refer to CSMS 39587858 (Entry Summary Order of Reporting for Multiple HTSUS when 98 or 99 HTSUS are required) for guidance when filing an entry summary in which a heading or subheading in Chapter 99 is claimed on imported merchandise.

Questions from the importing community concerning ACE entry rejections involving product exclusions should be referred to their CBP Client Representative. For questions related to Section 301 entry-filing requirements, please refer to CSMS message 40969690 Information on Trade Remedy Questions and Resources.

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FDA publishes YouTube video “Importing FDA-Regulated Products: The Import Process”

The FDA has produced a public video outlining the general FDA import process for FDA-regulated products. This video was developed to fill a recognized gap between foreign suppliers and domestic importers/brokers on the details of the FDA admissibility process starting from declaration through the final admissibility decision. Prior to the creation of this video, information about the FDA import process was only available through public websites or occasional webinars, industry trainings, and individual communications (email). The video is published on the FDA YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PwF-ki-oIDw

For more information about the FDA Import Process, please visit: www.fda.gov/imports

For general import policy or operation questions, contact FDAImportsInquiry@fda.hhs.gov

To monitor the real-time status of your shipment, submit entry documents, submit locations for examination, and/or obtain Notices of FDA Action electronically, please visit https://itacs.fda.gov

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An updated Cargo Release Condition Codes document is now available on CBP.gov.

An updated Cargo Release Condition Codes document is now available on CBP.gov. Update relates to Importer of Record validation. The updated document can be found at the following link:


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Updated ABI Software Vendors List has posted to CBP.gov

This notice is to inform the trade that an updated ABI Software Vendors List has posted on the following link. https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/abi-software-vendors-list

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Trade partners using MQIPT not getting responses in Production

Trade Partners who are connected to CBP using MQIPT and are not getting responses in Production should reach out to MQ STAFF OPS GML via email at MQSTAFFOPS@cbp.dhs.gov

 The issue appears to be with a DHS or Treasury Root/Intermediate at CBP. One of these certificates expired on 04/02/2022 and is causing widespread SSL certificate failures.

 The only solution is for the Middleware MQ Team to create and send a new certificate package to each affected trade partner.

Read the CSMS Here.

ACE Modernized Portal Production Maintenance Window on 04/11/2022 from 9:00pm to 04/11/2022 11:00pm EST

ACE Modernized Portal Production Maintenance Window on 04/11/2022 from 9:00pm to 04/11/2022 11:00pm EST. You may be unable to access the Modernized Portal during this time. If after the window you are unable to access the portal, please close your browser, clear your cache, and try again.

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