On October 1, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #44279197, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the expiration of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).
The special program indicator (SPI) “R” and the 13 associated tariff numbers for CBTPA will expire for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouses after midnight, September 30, 2020. Post-importation claims of CBTPA can be made using post summary corrections and protests for importations entered before the expiration of CBPTA.
In the event that CBTPA is renewed, CBP will provide instruction on refund requests for duties and fees.
CSMS #44279197 can be found here: