CBP

Questions and answers about CBP

  • Retroactive MPF

      Question: Need some clarification from the membership.   Per below message from CBP, retroactive MPF is due for “merchandise entered between Oct. 01, 2011 and Nov. 04, 2011..”   We recently received retroactive MPF bills for merchandise entered on Sept. 21, 2011?, we believe these bills were issued in error, am I missing something here?  are […]

  • Retroactive MPF Oct – Nov 2011

      Question: Need some clarification from the membership. Per below message from CBP, retroactive MPF is due for “merchandise entered between Oct. 01, 2011 and Nov. 04, 2011..” We recently received retroactive MPF bills for merchandise entered on Sept. 21, 2011?, we believe these bills were issued in error, am I missing something here? are […]

  • Retroactive MPF Bills

      Question: Need some clarification from the membership. Per below message from CBP, retroactive MPF is due for “merchandise entered between Oct. 01, 2011 and Nov. 04, 2011..” We recently received retroactive MPF bills for merchandise entered on Sept. 21, 2011?, we believe these bills were issued in error, am I missing something here? are […]

  • CUSTOMS BUSINESS FOR A SPIN OFF

    Question: We have recently completely spun-off a division of our company, at thispoint they are an unrelated  separate and stand alone company.  Our inhouse licensed  broker has been requested to continue to conduct customs business (classify product,  assist with preparation of documents etc) for the new entity.  If I am correct, this is not in […]

  • CBP Field Visit

    Question: CBP has scheduled a field visit to review a specific duty-free file….payment to the supplier, etc.  Internal review indicates all seemsto be in order with the file.  Management has been advised.   This is our first visit from CBP.  Any strategic tips out there forsomeone who has little to no experience in meeting with […]

  • UNANNOUNCED GOVT VISITS

    Question:  Does anyone have examples of written policy, statements etc..  instructing your front desk, security guards etc. how to properly and legally handle the unannounced visit by an agent???

  • CBP FORM 1099-G

    Question: Our Traffic and Customs department received a form 1099-G from CBP in Indianapolis. Box 6 “Taxable grants” contains a $ amount… Would be interested in getting comments from the membership regarding the significance of the form, i.e., why its issued and what’s it tell us. ================================================ Addl Answer:This is in answer to a member […]

  • CBP MANAGER

    Question: For those of you with CBP Account Managers, how do you use them in regardsto their guidance? For instance, do you ask them granular questions like youmight ask a broker or consultant or do you only request guidance from themon major issues such as controls and reporting etc? I would be very cautiouswhat types […]

  • CBP FORM 1099-G

    Our Traffic and Customs department received a form 1099-G from CBP inIndianapolis. Box 6 “Taxable grants” contains a $ amount… Would beinterested in getting comments from the membership regarding thesignificance of the form, i.e., why its issued and what’s it tell us.

  • CBP HOLDING SHIPMENTS FROM ALLDIVISIONS UNDER PARENT COMPANY

    Question:We are a large corporation, and have numerous divisions and individualcompanies with different Fed ID#s. Company “XYZ”  we’ll call it has a Fed ID# of  12-3456789 and their importbond and their ACH is set up under that Fed ID#;  and another  Company we’ll call “ABC” has a Fed ID# of  99-55555555, theyhave a separate bond […]

  • CBP AUDITS

    Question: I was wondering if the members think that Customs audits have increased in frequency and intensity over the past few years? How would you describe the current environment as it pertains to audits in this economy? Are there any statistics on the number of companies under audit at any specific time? Are there any […]

  • COST SUBMISSION TO CBP

    Question:   Does anyone have a step by step guide on what to do when filing a cost submission to customs?   We will be filing our first one this year and we are not sure what to do once we have the info from our brokers and our IMMEX.   We know we have […]