CSMS# 18-000472 - Voiding Inactive Importer of Record Numbers

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08/07/2018 04:36 PM EDT

Trade Policy Updates

This message is a reminder to the trade community that, in accordance with 19 CFR 24.5(e) (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title19-vol1/pdf/CFR-2012-title19-vol1-sec24-5.pdf), CBP will void any importer identification number in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) that is deemed to be inactive, i.e., not used for a period of one year and does not have an outstanding transaction to which it must be associated.

Additional information, including the process by which a voided importer of record may be reinstated, can be found at:


Should you have questions, please contact CBP’s Office of Trade, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry (CORE) Division at otentrysummary@cbp.dhs.gov.