Phase 1: The automated processing of entry summaries with SPI “A” which were submitted to CBP during the lapse period. Phase I processing was completed on September 28, 2015, with Headquarters successfully processing 98 percent of such entry summaries.
Phase 2: The manual processing of the remaining 2 percent of entry summaries with SPI “A” that could not be scripted. This 2 percent was assigned to the Ports for further investigation, duty refund determination, and duty refund processing. The Phase 2 target completion date was November 6, 2015. Most Ports have completed Phase 2 processing. However some Ports have requested extensions.
Phase 3: The processing of importer-initiated refund requests submitted to the Ports.
The Ports that have completed Phase 2 (manual refund processing) have begun Phase 3 processing of importer and broker initiated requests.
GSP Duty Refund Request
An importer may submit written duty refund requests for entry summaries submitted during the GSP lapse period on which the special program indicator “A” was not transmitted. Refund requests may be submitted as letters, Post Entry Amendments (PEA), Post Summary Corrections (PSC), Protests, or using other written medium.
The GSP refund request should include the entry summary line-level details, specifically:
- The entry number
- The line number
- The HTS number
- The estimated total refund
- The Point of Contact Phone Number and Email Address
CBP reserves the right to reject the duty refund request if sufficient line-level data (where applicable) is not provided.
For more information please follow this link: CBP CSMS #15-000892