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US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) In-Bond Cargo Revised Regulations

US CBP has recently published a revision to regulation governing the movement of cargo In-Bond destined to, or through, the USA. This revision stipulates that cargo moving in-Bond in the U.S. must contain a 6-digit level Harmonize Tariff Schedule of the United States number (HTSUS). This mandatory ruling is effect from November 27, 2017, with a 90 day informed compliance period during time penalties will not be issued for non-compliance. After February 24, 2018, US CBP may issue penalties for missing HTS codes on In-Bond Shipments and/or reject the in-bond request until the HTS code is provided.


In order to facilitate provision of the appropriate HTSUS code, please refer to the following website:

For more information, please visit CBP s website at