The deployment and mandatory use of drawback in ACE for ABI submissions will result in a number of changes to the filing process. Targeting January 2017 for the transition, filers (both ABI and non-ABI) will submit only Entry type 47 for drawback; entry types 41-46 have been consolidated to the type 47 entry and will no longer be valid. Also, when submitting a drawback claim, filers will now provide the applicable provision. The drawback provision is an existing data element from paper claim form 7551. If transmitting using ABI, it will need to be specified in the 10 record. The list of Provisions can be found in appendix A in the Drawback CATAIR. In addition, CBP Form 7551, Drawback Entry, and CBP Form 7552, Certificate of Manufacturer, will no longer be required when filing an ABI drawback entry.
It is important to note that there will be a limit on the number of records per claim. Specifically, there will be a limit of 5,000 import, manufacturing, and export or destroyed records per drawback claim. Filings will be permitted at the 10 digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) line level and required at the 6 digit HTS line level. For Petroleum type filings, 8 digit HTS will be required.
Trade filers will also be required to provide an action indicator for each import and/or manufacturing record, informing CBP of the end result of the import.
Following the transition from ACS to ACE, filers will also need to upload documents via the Document Image System (DIS) to complete the drawback claim. If additional information is required, CBP will send a CBP Form 28 (Request for Information) to the filer through the ACE Portal or by U.S. mail. ABI filers may submit a response to the CBP Form 28 using the ACE Portal or DIS. Non-ABI filers may respond by mail.
To view this updated CBP web page please follow this link: Drawback in ACE