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Settling into TFTEA drawback

January 21, 2020
In a recent article for American Shipper, Michael Cerny, chief legal officer for Charter Brokerage, explains how filing for a duty refund with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has become more efficient as filers become more familiar with the types of duty drawback and the new requirements for filing claims electronically.

“We are seeing drawback for commodities/products where we did not see it before,” said Cerny. “No question that during that first year, issues cropped up with particular validations or data processing that resulted in CBP updating and fixing bugs and filers addressing issues in their own software programs.”.

“Our company worked closely with Customs to address those issues and in some cases even proposed fixes that Customs could implement,” Cerny added.

Charter Brokerage has been filing Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act drawback claims in Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) since Feb. 24, 2018, when the option first became available and before becoming mandatory a year later.

Charter Brokerage is the recognized leader in duty refund and tax recovery under the customs drawback law and regulations. To learn more, contact Charter Brokerage’s drawback team at inquiries@charterbrokerage.net