Transition Period for Core Drawback Ended on February 24
This is a reminder that the transition period for core drawback under Part 191 of the Regulations ended February 24, 2019. As of now, claimants can only file under Part 190 of the Regulations, the recently published Final Rule implementing the TFTEA drawback amendments. In connection with pending privilege applications, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published CSMS #19-000076 on February 20 advising filers that pending core drawback applications will still be reviewed and processed. However, if the claimant has not filed any core claims by February 24, CBP will require that the applications be modified to refer to the new Part 190. In a call with the trade on Thursday, CBP advised that a modification will not restart the 90-day clock for approval of those applications.