This message is to announce an update to the December 15, 2008 memorandum “Interim Filing
Options for Merchandise Transported via Pipelines.” In the 2008 memorandum, the Office of International Trade set forth interim filing options for merchandise transported via pipeline, as it was envisioned that once enhanced modernization was achieved, the procedures would be revisited. Enhancements have recently been made to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Automated Commercial System (ACS). These enhancements allow filers to file monthly consolidated entry summaries using the electronic invoice program (EIP) and remote location filing (RLF) on free and conditionally free merchandise imported by pipeline. Filers must use code 70 (pipeline) for the mode of transport on the monthly entry summary. Existing RLF and EIP program requirements remain unchanged.
The 2008 memorandum also included “Option B,” which indicated that non-NAFTA qualifying merchandise transported via pipeline could be entered using the monthly consolidated entry procedures established in Circular ENT-1-AC dated July 1, 1970, but could not be filed using RLF and EIP. Merchandise transported via pipeline that does not qualify for NAFTA may now be entered using the monthly consolidated entry procedures, as outlined in Circular ENT-1-AC dated July 1, 1970, using RLF and EIP.
The Circular and related documents are available on CBP.gov through the link http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_programs/entry_summary/pipeline_entry/.
Questions regarding this message should be directed to Laurie Dempsey, Chief, Entry, Summary, and Drawback Branch, Office of International Trade at email@example.com.