On March 17, 2021, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #46642358, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the deployment of United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) drawback claims in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
According to the CSMS, “As USMCA Drawback claims are accepted in ACE, all USMCA Drawback claims processing will be on hold pending the implementation of the USMCA Drawback regulations.” Additionally, Accelerated Payment (AP) privileges are not supported until all applicable USMCA regulations are effective. Accordingly, drawback claims must be submitted without the AP indicator. Another CSMS message will announce when the regulations are implemented and AP claims can be submitted.
CSMS #46642358 can be found here:
CBP’s Drawback Policy website can be found here: