A Customs Notice issued April 15, advises that the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) program has been extended for goods coming from Mexico to CSA approved importers.
The Customs Self Assessment initiative was developed to answer the needs of Just-In-Time manufacturers while staying within the regulations of Customs Law. The automotive and aerospace manufacturing sector developed this program together with Canada Customs. The concepts are “risk management” based. It was found that business and government share an equal concern about the accuracy and quality of their reporting systems. An obvious opportunity to eliminate costs for both business and government was determined.
The CSA program provides:
- A streamlined accounting and payment process for all eligible CSA imported goods
- A streamlined clearance process for eligible goods when an approved CSA Carriers and CDRP/FAST Drivers are partnered with CSA approved Importers
- Importers use their own business systems to trigger trade data and revenue reporting thereby reducing the need for external or other bolt on type systems
- Eliminates many of the traditional import impediments, which means processing low-risk U.S. imports is easier and faster when program requirements are met