On September 5, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice that announces changes to CBP’s National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning periodic monthly statements (PMS) to reflect that CBP will identify PMS as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer when payment is made via Automated Clearinghouse (ACH). The trade community will experience no delays, interruptions, or process changes associated with the modifications. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by the general notice, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the test remain in effect. For ease of reference, CBP is reproducing the entire test, with the changes, in the Federal Register document. The changes made by the notice are effective September 7, 2019.

On September 5, CBP also published an interim final rule [USCBP–2019–0032; CBP Dec. No. 19–10] that amends CBP regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) to reflect that CBP will identify final statements as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer. Additionally, the document makes certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations on statement processing and ACH (19 C.F.R. 24.25). The interim final rule is effective September 7, 2019; comments must be received by November 4, 2019.