US CBP – Amendments to U.S. Custom and
Border Protection (CBP) In-Bond Movements
Please take note of a recent CBP amendment that applies to shipments moving in-bond into, or through, the US.
The new revision stipulates that cargo moving In-Bond in the U.S. must contain a 6-digit level Harmonize Tariff Schedule of the United States number (HTSUS) on the Bill of Lading.
NOTE: although the revision only applies to in-bond movements, many steamship lines are now starting to require the 6-digit HTS to be on the BL for all shipments.
This mandatory ruling took effect on November 27, 2017, with a 60 day informed compliance period during which time penalties will not be issued for non-compliance.
After January 27, 2018, US CBP may issue penalties for missing HTS codes on In-Bond Shipments and/or reject the in-bond request until the HTS code is provided.
To stay compliant, please ensure all BL data for cargo discharging at a USA port includes the HTS code in the HS Code field.
For more information, please visit CBP’s website at: https://www.cbp.gov/news/changes-bond-process-0