On January 9, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice, republication with correction and further clarification of a document published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016 announcing CBP’s plans to modify and clarify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test regarding Post-Summary Correction (PSC) claims to entry summaries that are filed in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), as well as the Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS) test. The notice liberalized and eliminated some requirements needed for the filing of PSCs; however, it also placed burdens on the importer in the form of a restriction and a prohibition.

Subsequently, CBP decided to remove the restriction imposed on all PSC filings to make payments within three business days of submitting the PSC, with the exception of entry type 03 filings, and to remove the prohibition of filing additional PSCs until additional duties, fees and taxes are deposited. This document republishes and supersedes the document published on December 12 with these corrections and clarifications. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in notices previous to this notice and the December 12 publication regarding the tests remain in effect.

The document also provides the correct CBP point of contact for making a deposit, and clarifies the method and location of payment of additional deposits of duties, fees and taxes. In addition, the notice clarifies how CBP will determine the time of payment of duties, fees and taxes.

The changes made by this notice are effective January 14, 2017.