As indicated in Cargo Systems Manifest Messaging System (CSMS) message #13-000023 dated
January 17, 2013; the appropriate ACS modifications are in place for electronic transmission of the USDA Sugar Certificate.
This adjustment will decrease the verification time in processing quota sugar entry summaries; proven to be a tremendous benefit for both the Trade and CBP in ensuring fast and efficient release of merchandise.
Sufficient time has been allotted to make the appropriate adjustments; therefore, filers have 30 days from the date of this message to commence in transmitting these certificates in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) as outlined in CSMS #13-000023. Quota entry summaries rejected back to the filer to transmit the certificate number in ABI; upon resubmission will received a new presentation time and may risk the quota being closed or offered prorated quantities.
Policy and Procedure inquires may be referred to Pelbea Griffin-Jones at (202) 863-6585.
System related inquiries may be referred to the appropriate client representative of Tony Casucci at (571) 468-5053.