CSMS# 17-000489 dated August 14, 2017, reminded the trade that CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees, or vessel repair duties are due thirty (30) days from the date of the bill. Any bill not paid during this timeframe is delinquent. The CSMS also asks filers to ensure that CBP has the correct address on file in order to receive bills in a timely manner to prevent any delay in the payment of bill.

If a bill remains unpaid, any balance will be considered delinquent and accrues interest until payment is made in full. All supplemental bills will reference the entry number used to import your goods.

Also, CBP is changing its dunning letter timeframe from 181 days from the date of the bill to 61 days starting September 5, 2017. If a filer is scheduled to receive a refund and has a delinquent bill older than 60 days, CBP will divert the refund and apply it to the delinquent bill.