US Customs (CBP) Updates: National and District Broker Permits & RLF/EIP Filing
Updated: Jun 28
US Customs (CBP) has updated the criteria for transmitting entry/entry summary data to ports outside of the permitted port to meet current Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) requirements.
A licensed customs broker must hold at least one active district permit and an active national permit in order to be eligible to participate in the Remote Location Filing (RLF) program.
Specifically, brokers transmitting entry/entry summary data to ports outside of their permitted port must meet the following criteria:
Customs brokers must possess a valid national permit as required by 19 C.F.R. § 111.19 (f). For more information about obtaining a national permit, see the USCBP guidance here.
Be operational on ABI.
Submit electronic invoice data via the Document Imaging System (DIS) when required by CBP.
Be operational on Automated Clearing House (ACH), or any other CBP approved method of electronic payment for 30 days prior to transmitting a RLF entry. ACH is the method that must be used for EIP/RLF summary payment.
In addition, RLF transactions must be secured by a continuous bond or single transaction bond submitted via eBond.A broker who holds an active district permit may apply for a national permit for the purpose of transacting customs business in any circumstance described in 19 C.F.R. §111.2(b)(2)(i). EIP/RLF transactions constitute “customs business” as defined in 19 U.S.C. § 1641 and 19 C.F.R. § 111, and brokers must comply with pertinent requirements in those provisions. Transmission of an RLF entry without holding an active district and active national permit may result in a penalty under 19 U.S.C. §1641.
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