Extension to Comply with March 2020 Bond Insufficiency Notices


Announced via CSMS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is granting a 10-day extension for the termination and replacement of bonds found to be insufficient and for which notices were issued with a due date of March 21, 2020. The insufficient bond should be scheduled for termination by March 31, 2020, with a termination date no later than April 15, 2020. This is move is in response to the effect COVID-19 is having to operations. 


CBP is operating under normal procedures and is able to complete processing and reviews timely. As a result, the April bond sufficiency reviews and notices will not be postponed at this time.


CBP will continue to monitor the situation daily and make additional extensions if deemed necessary. 


If you have questions regarding this notice or bond policy, please contact the Office of Trade, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry (CORE) Division at otentrysummary@cbp.dhs.gov.


If you have concerns about your ability to comply by the March 31, 2020 deadline and require assistance, please reach out directly to the Office of Finance, Revenue Division at bondquestions@cbp.dhs.gov.

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