On September 25, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a general notice that announces modifications to CBP’s test program for submitting electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications. Specifically, this notice announces that the zone identification number is being expanded from seven to nine digits and that test participants will now have the ability to submit “replace” requests to modify parts of an admission while retaining the original filing date, submit post-admission correction requests, and cancel permit to transfer transactions. Further, for ease of reference, the notice also reproduces the current test requirements in full.
As of September 26, 2020, the modifications to the test announced in this notice, with the exception of the expanded nine-digit zone identification number, will become operational. The expanded zone identification number will be implemented as of January 25, 2021. The test will continue until concluded by way of announcement in the Federal Register.
Comments concerning this notice and any aspect of this test may be submitted at any time during the test via email to the Cargo & Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, US Customs and Border Protection, at [email protected], with a subject line identifier reading “Comment on Electronic FTZ Admission Application FRN.”