CB8u—Intro to U.S. Customs Brokerage, Part 8: Post-Entry Summary Filing Operations and CBP Enforcement

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Estimated total study time: 7 hours 31 minutes [Enroll now]

This is the eighth of the nine-part series of introductory courses in the practical work of U.S. customs brokerage. This course provides a basic understanding of the requirements for entry transmittal in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) and operational sequence to get ready for inputting the entry information. Then we address operational and customs requirements post entry to include re-forwarding, liquidation of the entry, accounting including billing the customer, and recordkeeping. U.S. import violations and enforcement measures will also be covered to reiterate the administrative and criminal sanctions that can result from import violations and the ability the broker has to help thwart terrorism, smuggling and fraud.

Important: This course can be taken out of sequence if so desired.

ABI Entry Filing Procedure and Operational Sequence

In this lesson we will illustrate the general sequence of events for filing your entry via ABI, what CBP selectivity processing is and how it is used, and the time limitations involved. Proper organization of the paper entry documents is also important for customs submission and record keeping.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 31 minutes)

Processing Import Requirements Imposed by Other Government Agencies

Import requirements imposed by other government agencies can be complex. Electronic messages are sent and received from only a few agencies. Sometimes these result in hard copy document requirements. Other agencies do not yet have the ability to operate through electronic messaging and only allow hard copy documents. In this lesson we will talk about these other agency requirements.

(Estimated study time: 46 minutes)

Additional Requirements for Entry Summary Transmittal

An importer authorization in the form of a customs power of attorney is required to appoint the agent to perform customs business for the importer of record. In this lesson we also briefly cover payments to vendors other than CBP.

(Estimated study time: 38 minutes)

Payment of Duties and Fees

ABI brokers are required to submit all entries through ABI. For this reason, ABI filers can pay multiple entry summaries with one check or Automated Clearing House payment. In this lesson we will cover the types of statements and methods of payment.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 5 minutes)

Operational and Customs Requirements Post Entry

What happens after the entry is filed? In this lesson we cover the delivery of goods to the importer, also known as re-forwarding, liquidation of the entry, accounting, including billing your customer, and record keeping.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 20 minutes)

Post Entry Remedies for Error Correction and Entry Finalization

This lesson gives a short overview to provide an understanding of the work involved in correcting entries that are not done right the first time. It also stresses the importance of reporting and correcting any errors that may be discovered.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 25 minutes)

U.S. Import Violations, and Enforcement Measures

Since brokers have a close working relationship with CBP, and interact with the importers and carriers, CBP requires that they help in the effort to thwart terrorism, smuggling, and fraud. Here we discuss how Customs brokers are scrutinized. the types of import violations that occur and the possible administrative and criminal sanctions that can result.

(Estimated study time: 47 minutes)