CBP makes remote filing permanent
Remote Location Filing has achieved permanent status as an import compliance tool, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a Dec. 30 ruling.
The RLF program, which allows importers or customs brokers to electronically file customs entries and supporting documents from any location outside the port of arrival, has operated for several years on a trial basis.
A limited number of ports of entry have RLF status. At other ports entries must still be filed from a local office.
So far only consumption entries can be transmitted to CBP, but the agency said plans to expand the entry types that can be processed through RLF once more functionalities are available in the Automated Commercial Environment under development.