CBP - Updated split-shipment filing requirements 

August 12:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) Letter No. 6 to clarify the requirement for filing split shipments. CCMS #13-000401 (August 9, 2013)

According to the CBP release, since publishing the final rule modifying the Foreign Trade Regulations in March 2013, the Census Bureau received feedback that the new split-shipment requirement could not be implemented without considerable investments adding undue burden on the trade.


Based on this feedback, the Census Bureau and CBP revised the split shipment requirement to read as follows:


A shipment covered by a single EEI transmission booked for export on one conveyance, but divided prior to export where the exporting carrier at the port of export will file the manifest indicating that the cargo was sent on two or more of the same conveyances leaving from the same port of export of the same carrier within 24 hours by vessel or 7 days by air, truck, or rail. For the succeeding parts of the shipment that are not exported within timeframe specified above, a new EEI must be filed and amendments must be made to the original AES record.


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