On January 18, 2023, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #54755941, the U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) announced that the Duty-Free Entry (DFE) eTool System was decommissioned on January 15, 2023. This tool was replaced by a new platform, Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE). In PIEE, importers are responsible for generating emails to brokers to create the duty-free certificate form as brokers to not have access to the platform. The DCMA DFE Team will review completed duty-free certificate forms, and another email will be generated linking to the approved DFE certificate.
The systems change does not impact documentation requirements for entries.
The CSMS can be found here: