U.S. Customs Border and Protection Agency CSMS Notices

CSMS# 19-000114 – New unit of quantity given on dutiable statistical suffixes on January 1, 2019

03/08/2019 04:17 PM EST – Trade Policy Updates

On Tuesday January 1, 2019, all dutiable harmonized tariff schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical suffixes that had a unit of quantity (UOQ) of “X” were given a new specific UOQ, such as kilograms (kg) or numbers (No.), to comply with certain new reporting requirements outlined by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

CSMS# 19-000082: New TSCA Certification Requirements for Composite Wood Products


The ACE CATAIR EPA Supplemental Guidelines have been updated to accommodate new TSCA certification requirements for composite wood products set forth in EPA’s TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (81 FR 89674). The changes are on pages 157-159, and address sample message sets, allowable disclaim codes, and the TSCA certification that should be filed for these commodities.

There are approximately 450 additional HTS codes for composite wood products that will be flagged with an EP7 (TSCA certification ‘may be required’ to be filed) code. This flagging will begin in the Certification (CERT) environment no earlier than February 22, 2019. The flagging will begin in Production (PROD) starting March 22, 2019.


CSMS #19-000021  – Reminder – Monthly Call and Resources for TFTEA Drawback

Filing of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) drawback claims has been  available in ACE since February 24, 2018, and will become mandatory on February 24, 2019, at which time all drawback claims must be filed electronically in ACE and pursuant to TFTEA legislation.

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