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All Carrier Booking Requests For Cargo Destined to the U.S. Must Include A Six Digit HTS#

US CBP issued new requirements governing the movement of cargo in-bond from the Port of Discharge to an Inland Port for Customs Clearance or Export.   These new requirements are effective November 27, 2017.  Full enforcement of the new rules will begin February 24, 2018.  The most important change for MIQ origins is that CBP now requires the six-digit HTSUS number on ocean cargo consigned to inland points.  This is necessary to ensure that CBP knows what merchandise is being transported in-bond.  The six-digit HTSUS number is one of the required data elements for the Importer Security Filing (ISF) for all merchandise arriving by vessel.  Ocean carriers are now changing their booking processes to require the six-digit HTSUS number as part of their booking instructions prior to loading of your cargo.

Please check with each ocean carrier regarding their revised booking procedures for U.S.-destined cargo.  If you have any questions please contact

For more information, please see the Final Rule published in the Federal Register.