As part of the PGA message set pilot (announced in FR Doc. 2013–29724, dated December 13,
2013), the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) database has been updated and includes the appropriate HTS flags for the two agencies currently participating in the PGA Message Set pilot: EPA and FSIS.
Tariff numbers subject to the PGA pilot were sent out in UPDATES ‘1401’ (14-000014) and in update ‘1402’ (14-000035).
Edits are in place to help ensure that only pilot participants file the new PGA data. If you are not an official pilot participant, please do not submit PGA data via the new PGA Message Set.
Please contact your CBP client representative for information on becoming a pilot participant.
The following chart illustrates the errors that can occur relative to HTS flagging and submitting PGA data:
Scenarios Pilot Non-pilot Was PGA Final
Port Port Data Status
1 Pilot Participant X Yes Accepted
2 Pilot Participant X No Rejected
3 Pilot Participant X Yes Rejected
4 Pilot Participant X No Accepted
5 Non-Pilot Participant X Yes Rejected
6 Non-Pilot Participant X No Accepted
7 Non-Pilot Participant X Yes Rejected
8 Non-Pilot Participant X No Accepted
Pilot participants can find the cross reference between the tariff codes and the government agency program codes (to be used when submitting PGA data via the PGA Message Set in ACE) at this location on CBP.gov:
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