U.S. Customs announced that residue reporting must being November 25, 2013

Announcement Number: AG2013-57
Categories: All Agricultural Products
Posted Date:

On August 27, 2013 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that manifesting and entry of residue shipments into the U.S. from either Mexico or Canada must begin November 25, 2013. What this means to our customers is that any shipments made to Mexico or Canada (and which are returning to the U.S.) must release empty at destination by providing their serving railroad the quantity of residue still in the car after unloading. Reporting of residue will commence on November 25, 2013 and will run for a period of one year, which may be extended. CBP will begin an evaluation of the test approximately 90 days after commencement.

All residue reporting must be done in CBP’s new Automated Commercial Environment platform (called ACE) which Union Pacific began using on Monday, May 7, 2012. All class one railroads in North America are now using ACE.

The rail industry has reached agreement on the EDI transmittal formats, etc. for residue.

Seven percent or less is the amount which will be considered residue. Value of residue must be less than or equal to $200 to qualify as Section 321 shipment. Shipments which contain more than this quantity or greater value must be manifested as a load and will require a broker.

If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact Steve Jensen at skjensen@up.com or at (402) 544-9124.