CBP Miami notes new informal entry rules
Customs and Border Protection Miami Service Port Director Christopher Maston Thursday issued an information bulletin to the local international trade community reminding CBP now has new requirements for filing informal entries for products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
He noted that effective Oct. 1 FDA Form 701 is no longer acceptable, and that CBP Form 3461 is now required. That form can be transmitted electronically over the Automated Broker Interface system.
The bulletin specified that to ensure successful processing, the entry package must include a copy of an airway bill or ocean bill of lading, a packing list (where appropriate), a description of good sufficient for classification, the quantity, value and Harmonized Tariff System number with rate of duty for each product, all applicable invoices, and a printout of prior notice confirmation if applicable.
Completed informal entry packages should be deposited in the drop box for formal entries that is currently used at all South Florida ports of entry.