Post Summary Correction
On June 24, 2011 CBP published a Federal Register Notice that announced the creation of Post Summary Correction (PSC) test (76 FR 37136). This notice stated that effective September 22, 2011, PEA processing will no longer be accepted for ACE entry summaries. Submission of a PSC became the sole method for trade to electronically correct entry summaries prior to liquidation.
PSC operates under the 19 CFR 101.9(b), ACE prototypes.
A filer would submit a PSC because they are legally obligated to correct an entry per 19 USC 1484 and 1485.
- A PSC allows the trade to electronically correct entry summary data presented to and accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection through ACE. The trade is responsible for submitting a PSC. An authorized ACE entry summary filer may submit a PSC for an ACE entry summary originally submitted by another ACE entry summary filer if authorized by the same importer of record.
- A PSC is essentially a new entry summary and will not be processed until it is fully paid. There is no limit to the number of PSC filings that can be transmitted for an entry summary within the timeframe allowed to submit a PSC. PSCs that are team reviewed are not eligible for multiple PSC submissions.
- CBP will consider the PSC to be the importer’s assertion that the entry summary data is correct. CBP will accept the data as the most up to date information available and will change the associated collection information to reflect any resulting monetary changes.
- If the PSC is filed by someone other than the entry summary filer, ownership of the entry summary moves to the PSC filer. Only the PSC filer will be able to view the specific entry summary that was corrected.
- If a PSC is filed and accepted by CBP, the bond obligated at the time of entry, as well as any subsequent replacement bonds or superseding bonds, remain obligated for the original entry and the entry summary and the entry summary against which the PSC was filed.
- A PSC is essentially a new entry summary and liquidates as any other entry summary since they are a complete replacement of the initial entry summary. High ATS hits, Accelerated Liquidation Request, and self-directed reviews will be liquidated using the weekly liquidation cycle, otherwise PSC’s will be liquidated using the 314-day cycle.
In order for a filer to submit a PSC, the original entry summary or previously filed PSC must meet the following criteria:
- An entry summary must be in accepted status.
- An entry summary cannot be under CBP review.
- An entry summary must be in CBP control.
- An entry summary must be paid in order for the PSC to be successfully submitted.
- If the entry summary is on a Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS), the entry must be “truly” paid in order for the PSC to be accepted. It may be up to 45 days following the entry date before CBP receives payment for the statement.
- The entry summary must have a scheduled liquidation date in order for the PSC to be successfully submitted.
- The entry summary cannot be liquidated. If it’s liquidated the filers options to correct the entry summary is to file a prior disclosure or a protest.
- PSC filers can submit these changes within 300 days from the date of entry and up to 14 days of the scheduled liquidation date, whichever date is earlier. If PSCs are filed outside the specified timeframes, ACE will automatically reject it.
Entry types eligible for PSC’s are:
Entry Type – 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 34, 38, 51, 52.
Entry types not eligible for PSC’s are:
Entry Type – 11, 12
Data that cannot be changed for all entry types unless modifications can be justified and it’s appropriate for CBP to complete the changes:
- Importer of Record (The importer or broker must submit a CBP Form 3347, CBP will make the appropriate changes in ACE, and then the entry summary will be put back into the 314-day liquidation cycle. Once completed, the filer may transmit a PSC to correct the necessary entry summary data.)
- Consolidated summary indicator
- Port of Entry
- Cargo release certification request indicator (including DOT grouping, FDA grouping and PGA Grouping
- Live entry indicator
- Trade Agreement (19 U.S.C 1520(d)) indicator for specific special programs (see Special Program/Trade Agreement Indicator section)
- Reconciliation issue code
- Preliminary statement print date
- Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS)
- Statement client branch identifier
- Location of goods code
- Date of Entry
Filers are required to transmit one or more reason codes for requested changes, at either the header or line level, and a description of the change. See the Entry Summary Create/Update chapter in the ACE CATAIR. Up to five reason codes at the header and/or line level may be identified on a single PSC. Additional changes may also be detailed in the description field.
The importer or broker may submit a PSC to amend an entry summary for Trade Preference Programs not covered under 19 USC 1520(d) i.e. NAFTA, CAFTA, DR, Chile, Columbia, Korea, Oman, Panama and Peru.
- PSC Test Announcement - 76 FR 37136
- PSC Test Modifications and Clarifications Announcement- 78 FR 69434
- Modification and Clarification of the National Customs Automation Program Tests Regarding Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements - 81 FR 89482
- Modification and Clarification of the National Customs Automation Program Tests Regarding Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements; Republication With Correction and Further Clarification - 82 FR 2385
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