CBP Issues Guidance on Movement of Forced Labor Detained Cargo for Storage

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 8/9/23 5:00 PM

On August 3, 2023, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #57200992, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the movement of forced labor detained cargo for storage. According to the CSMS, “importers or their authorized filers may submit a request to the Port Director at which their cargo is detained.” The approval is at the discretion of the Port Director, and instructions on procedures are included in the CSMS.

CSMS #57200992 can be found here:


More information on Forced Labor can be found here:


Topics: CBP, Forced Labor

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