On January 31, 2017, CBP posted the first Drawback Simplification Newsletter. The Newsletter summarizes the sweeping changes in drawback law that were made in section 906 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-125). The changes promulgated by the Act will not take effect until Feb. 24, 2018. Until then, drawback claims must be filed under the drawback laws in effect prior to the enactment of the Act. The Act also provides for a one-year transition period, from Feb. 24, 2018 to Feb. 23, 2019, during which claimants may elect to file new drawback claims under either the existing or new drawback provisions. At the end of the one-year transition period (February 24, 2019, all drawback claims must be filed according to the new provisions.