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CBP final rule: Updated data requirements on cargo exports

CBP: Updated data requirements on cargo exports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule that amends certain existing regulations regarding the requirements to report certain data about exported cargo. Today’s final rule is issued generally to conform existing CBP regulations to current requirements.


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As explained in the preamble to today’s final rule [PDF 247 KB], various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated regulations or requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau—including the requirement to submit a paper Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) (a form that has been eliminated). Information previously filed on the paper SED is now required to be filed electronically through the Automated Export System (AES).

Today’s final rule amends the CBP regulations to incorporate the current requirements; makes related conforming changes; and reflects certain “nonsubstantive editorial and nomenclature changes.” Specifically, the final rule:

  • Incorporates requirements for filing the Electronic Export Information (EEI) in AES
  • Deletes references to the SED
  • Updates outdated terminology
  • Makes other conforming changes

The effective date for the final rule is July 13, 2017 (the scheduled date of its publication in the Federal Register).


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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