Entry

Questions and answers about Entry

  • ENTRY DOCS REQUIRED ISSUE

    QUESTION: We are a self-filer. Occasionally we receive requests for documents through the ABI without an Action ID. We usually send the documents via DIS immediately. About 2-10 days later we receive an update on the entry status showing that the entry documents are required with the Action ID.  Our ABI provider has told us […]

  • ENTRY DOCS REQUIRED ISSUE

    QUESTION: We are a self-filer. Occasionally we receive requests for documents through the ABI without an Action ID. We usually send the documents via DIS immediately. About 2-10 days later we receive an update on the entry status showing that the entry documents are required with the Action ID.  Our ABI provider has told us […]

  • URGENT NEED HELP ON ENTRY FILING SITUATION

    QUESTION: A supplier combined their items with another supplier but only provided their information to the forwarder and booked one 40 container. Therefore, only one AMS was filed with customs and we found out after the vessel sail. Forwarder can only issue one HBL because they did not know the shipment has been combined with […]

  • ENTRY PRIOR TO INBOND ARRIVAL

    QUESTION: We have air freight arriving into JFK which is then moved inbond to our port, where customs entry is made. It has always been standard practice (as far as I’m aware) that customs entry is made after the freight has arrived at the destination port and the IT has been arrived with Customs. Our […]

  • AMENDING CF214

    QUESTION: If we find a 214 error while auditing a 7501, should we feel comfortable amending the 214 if it is 3 months old? 1 year old? Should the type of error play a role in the decision to amend –  weight, value, classification? What is the risk of amending “old” e214’s? ************* Answers: If […]

  • US TERRITORY IMPORTS

    QUESTION: Does anyone know if a formal import is required when shipping goods from the US to a US Territory, in particular I am looking at US Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands?  I’ve tried calling Customs and kept getting transferred without receiving an actual answer.  I also did quite a bit of research online […]

  • TO SET OR NOT TO SET

    QUESTION: I would like to ask the membership how they go about classifying sets and how they report it to Customs. An example would be a Face paint kit. The kit consists of 3 pots of face paint, a sponge, face stickers and paint brush. The essential character being the face paint itself. This is all […]

  • Multiple clearance on one single shipment

    QUESTION: For shipments that travel through a Canadian port via Rail, is it true that each container is reissued a Rail Bill of Lading (B/L) and re-manifested ? We have 3 containers on one BOL. Can a broker file multiple entries to one shipment ?  I was told by the broker the shipments are manifested separately […]

  • 7501 EXPORTING COUNTRY SCENARIO

    QUESTION: Goods are exported by ocean from China to Canada, and are then transported in bond via rail to the US.   No customs entry is made in Canada.  Goods are trans-shipped via Canada only.   What is the country of export for reporting purposes on the 7501?  China or Canada? ========== Answers: Interesting..rail shipments […]

  • RELATED INDICATOR ON INFORMAL ENTRIES

    QUESTION: For Informal entries, is the relationship status (related/not related) required to be listed?   Our broker (express courier) will not put the relationship status on the 7501 for any informal entries.   We have asked them to add it and they will not, simply stating it’s not necessary.   Has anyone else encountered this, […]

  • MULTIPLE CROSSINGS ON ONE 7501

    QUESTION: Is there a way to legally group multiple trailers crossing into the US on the same business day into one 7501 that covers all activity on that day? Is there a way to do for a given week (without using an FTZ)? ********** Answers: There is a special entry procedure described in 19 CFR […]

  • ENTRY TYPE SCENARIO

    QUESTION: Multiple  low value invoices (under $2500 each) for the same part are shipped from the same supplier, to the same Ultimate Consignee on the same MAWB.   Does the broker file: a) 1 formal entry since the total of the invoices exceeds $2500, or b) Multiple informals due to  different  HAWBs. c) Multiple formals, […]