Self-Filing

  • Customs Entry Self Filer

    QUESTION: I am aware that there are importers that self-file their own imports.  However, what if a holding company/parent company  performs the Customs entries for their rated business units.  Like Company A (the parent company) performs entries for Company B, Company C, etc.  Is the Company considered a customs broker operations performing “customs business” for […]

  • NON-RESIDENT SELF-FILER

    QUESTION: Our company is a non-resident importer and has an assigned CBP ID number.  All entries for most of our US locations are cleared under the non-resident IoR.  We would like to become a self-filer (we have a licensed broker on staff).  19CFR 141.18 (a) states there must be a “resident agent”.  What is the […]

  • Self filing

    QUESTION: I do all of my company’s trade compliance related work; record keeping, classification, entry audits, etc. We do about 150 entries per year. What would be the pros and cons of getting my Customs Broker License? Would it even make sense for me to submit documents for our entries? I believe I have read […]

  • SELF-FILING MULTIPLE BRANDS

    QUESTION: I work for an importer and we self-file our ACE entries to CBP. The company acquired 2 other brands before I started, and they have been using brokers to clear these 2 brands. All 3 brands have separate IOR#s and I am on a payroll under one that I self-file for. I am an […]

  • SELF-FILING PSC IN ACE

    QUESTION: Our company is considering self-filing our post summary corrections (PSC). We would like to benchmark with the ICPA community to see what other companies are doing. 1. Is your company self-filing for PSC? 2. If yes to Q1, please answer the below: a.      What system(s) is/are used for self-filing? b.      How much time in […]

  • SELF-FILING FERTILIZERS

    QUESTION: We are planning to self-file and import chemical fertilizers that include nitrogen based, phosphate based, potassium based, and compound. Can the community educate us on what we need to do to comply with PGA requirements? It seems that 3102 and 05 are subject to APHIS, 3104 FDA. ========== Answer: Congratulations on implementing a self-filing […]

  • QUESTION ON SELF-FILING

    Question: We are a self-filer (Importer), clearing most of our goods via ABI ourselves. However, we also receive goods from Canadian vendors which are cleared at the Northern border by our current courier/brokers. Is it possible for us to clear Canadian shipments ourselves going forward under remote filing aspect? Do we need to apply to […]

  • QUESTION ON SELF-FILING

    Question: We are a self-filer (Importer), clearing most of our goods via ABI ourselves. However, we also receive goods from Canadian vendors which are cleared at the Northern border by our current courier/brokers. Is it possible for us to clear Canadian shipments ourselves going forward under remote filing aspect? Do we need to apply to […]