CBP introduces cargo messaging system for potential AD/CVD noncompliance issues

By | 2023-12-25T19:44:09+00:00 December 25th, 2023|Imports|

On Jan. 16, 2024, U.S. Custom Border Protection (CBP) will implement cargo messaging nationwide to communicate with the filer on entry summaries that are potentially noncompliant for antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) while the entry summaries are in trade control. 

Specifically, CBP is aiming to address AD/CVD entry summaries that appear to have omitted companion AD or CVD case numbers and/or applied an improper company-specific 10-digit AD/CVD case number.

The cargo messaging is informational only, and it is not mandatory for filers to take action after receiving such a message. However, according to CBP, if corrective action is taken by the filer to address the potentially noncompliant AD/CVD issue while the entry is still in trade control, it may reduce the need for further action by CBP for the identified issue.

Examples of Cargo Messages

CBP has provided some examples of cargo messages for entry summaries that appear to have omitted companion AD/CVD case numbers:  

Example 1: “[email protected]: Case C570068001 is missing AD companion case A570067 for one or more lines.”

Example 2: “[email protected]: Case A357820001 is missing CV companion case C357821 for one or more lines.”

In these examples, CBP identified an issue with the entry summary in which the filer has either declared the CVD case and not the corresponding AD case, or vice versa.

Here is an example of a cargo message for an entry summary that appears to have improperly used a company-specific 10-digit AD/CVD case number:

Example: “[email protected]: Entry MFGR or EXPR fails to meet DOC company requirements for case A201837001 on one or more lines.”

In this example, CBP identified an issue where the manufacturer and/or exporter identified in the entry summary does not appear to match the company associated with the 10-digit AD/CVD case number provided in the ACE AD/CVD case reference file for that AD/CVD case.

In all the example scenarios, the filer is encouraged to review the identified issue(s) and revise the entry summary while it is in trade control – prior to entry summary submission to CBP. 

CBP says it aims to review all entry summaries in trade control for these AD/CVD compliance issues and provide notification via cargo messaging when concerns are identified.

Regardless of whether or not CBP notifies a filer through a cargo message about AD/CVD compliance issues, if CBP identifies any enforcement concerns, CBP may take additional actions to enforce entry summary compliance. To stay informed on import news and other important updates, stay connected with a customs broker.