CBP Updates Guidance for Section 232 Canada and Mexico FTZs

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 5/31/19 5:00 PM

On May 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000271, updated entry filing guidance for Section 232 Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) entries covered by Canada and Mexico duty exemptions.

The guidance instructs filers on submitting entries of steel or aluminum products of Canadian or Mexican origin that were admitted under “privileged foreign status” on or after May 20, 2019 to follow these instructions:

  • Steel Products
  • Do not report Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification 9903.80.01;
  • Report the regular Chapter 72 or 73 HTS classification for the imported merchandise;
  • Submit the following product exclusion number in the Importer Additional Declaration Field (54 record) of the entry summary data:
  • Aluminum Products
  • Do not report HTS classification 9903.85.01;
  • Report the regular Chapter 76 HTS classification for the imported merchandise;
  • Submit the following product exclusion number in the Importer Additional Declaration Field (54 record) of the entry summary data:

CBP directs any additional questions to the traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov mailbox.

 The CSMS may be found here:

https://csms.cbp.gov/viewmssg.asp?Recid=24263&page=&srch_argv=19-000271&srchtype=all&btype=&sortby=&sby=

Topics: CBP, Canada, Steel, Mexico, Aluminum, Guidance, Section 232