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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Automated Clearinghouse

CBP Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) is an electronic payment option that allows participants to pay customs fees, duties, and taxes electronically, as well as receive refunds of customs duties, taxes and fees electronically.

ACH automates the payment of duties and fees on imported merchandise. ACH also automates the time consuming process of depositing Treasury checks, eliminating the delay and risk associated with receiving Treasury checks through the mail. ACH is a fast and paper-free method of paying duties and fees and receiving refunds on duties and fees paid.

CBP offers three ACH options: ACH Debit, ACH Credit, and ACH Refund.

  • ACH Debit is available to ABI filers using statement processing and can be used to pay all customs duties, taxes, and fees. (For information on ABI and statement processing, see Automated Broker Interface page.) For information about ACH Debit, please contact (317) 298-1200 ext. 1098.
  • ACH Credit is available to anyone that clears formal entries on statements. In order to be on ACH Credit, the company or filer must be on ABI and Statement processing. For information about ACH Credit, please contact (317) 298-1200 ext. 1098
  • ACH Refund is available to anyone who has a taxpayer-assigned identification number, an U.S. bank account, and who expects to receive a refund from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

For information about ACH Refund, please contact (317) 298-1200 ext. 1178 or email GMB.ACHREFUNDSUPPORT@CBP.DHS.GOV.

Signing up for ACH procedures differ slightly for ACH debit, credit and refund.

Last modified: 
September 19, 2016