U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued a release as an update for parties that submit requests for exclusions of imported products from the “section 232” tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum.
The CBP release—CSMS #18-000663—notes that after the U.S. Commerce Department issues an approved product exclusion, the “importer of record” listed in the approved exclusion must provide that company’s name, address, and importer of record number, and the associated product exclusion number to CBP. Today’s release explains that CBP needs this information in order to activate the approved product exclusion number in ACE, so that entries can be filed with this product exclusion number. This information must be provided to CBP before the filer submits the exclusion number with entries to CBP. For quota exclusions, CBP must activate the product exclusion number before any quota exemption can be processed so that goods subject to the quota exemption can be released.
The CBP release includes instructions for filing product exclusion numbers and offers an example to illustrate the application of this process.
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