Changes to the In-Bond Process: Effective August 6, 2018

In order to ensure that Buckland is in compliance with regulations regarding U.S. In-Bond processes and procedures, we have made updates to our process. We are providing this to you so that you will have the most up to date information regarding our In-Bond process.

If you are interested in more information about the In-Bond process from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Treasury, please see the linked document below.

Source: 45366 – Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 187 – Changes to the In-Bond Process

Below is a summary of the process and procedures that Buckland will implement in order to fulfill activities and remain compliant as of August 6, 2018.

August 6, 2018 – Electronic reporting of all transactions will become mandatory.
Bonded Carriers have 2 days to do the electronic arrival of the good to the Port.
Once the original In-Bond has arrived Buckland can proceed with the cancellation and transfer the goods to Buckland’s Bond.

The following procedure is to be followed and proof of exportation is to be kept for each transaction. It is Buckland’s responsibility to keep the integrity of all bonded merchandise and proof of export.

1. 30 minutes before shipment is departed a query needs to be run to ensure that CBP has not flagged the shipment for Inspection upon getting to the export lot.

a. If flagged for inspection the driver will need to stop at the export lot prior to proceeding into Mexico.

b. Failure to stop will be taken as noncompliant exportation and we (who is subject to penalties) will be subject to penalties, which will be 3 times the value of the shipment.

c. Drivers will need to have a copy of the In-Bond in case they are flagged for last-minute inspection.

2. Buckland will have 2 days from exportation to close the In-Bond electronically in our system.

3. In order to close the In-Bond electronically the following documents will be required:

a. Print screen of the SOIA showing Pedimento ‘stamped’ at MX Customs.


ii. In the case of ‘Pedimento Consolidado’ an indication of the remesa and line number related to the bonded shipment

iii. Copy of Pedimento ‘stamped’ at MX customs (Pedimento Desaduanisado)

iv. Copy of Remesa

v. Copy of Pedimento Consolidado

b. In case of Pedimentos Consolidados will need copies of the Remesas and SOIA print screen in order to close the In-Bond. Once the Pedimento is complete, we will need a copy indicating the lines pertaining to the In-Bond in question.

CBP officers will be conducting more on sight audits. Please ensure that this process is followed and keep all proof of exportation easily accessible for review.