Find answers and discover new efficiency through query functions.
The CustomsNow™ System gives you advanced search functions for breaking through complexity and finding the information you need fast.
You have queries, we have solutions.
Discover query functions that make a difference in your operations and open up new opportunities in your supply chain. Our solution is available as a standalone tool or as part of the CustomsNow ABI System where it drives validations, by for example, flagging commodities for potential dumping duties. It helps you perform six queries below and enables you to do 5106 adds and updates.
Cargo Manifest Query
Gain instant visibility into shipment status by going straight to the source. Transmit your bill of lading or in-bond cargo manifest query to Customs to learn ISF status or if the entry was filed and get an answer in seconds. You can receive immediate proof of U.S. Customs and (as available) Partner Government Agency (PGA) cargo releases for entries filed in ACE. Ordinarily when cargo hits Customs it can slip into an informational black hole, leaving truckers, warehouses, carriers and importers in the dark. Cargo Query gives you information that enables you to anticipate events and change transportation plans to optimize resources.
Find out if your product is subject to a quota, the amount of quota filled to date and the requirements for importing your product into the U.S. Quota Query lets you get essential information on the spot—before you file an entry or ship your product. Always up to date, our Quota Query function provides Customs brokers and importers with the facts they need to act.
Combatting unfair business practices by international players is currently a “trade priority issue” for CBP. That means importers need to be better informed than ever about the regulations as well as the companies they purchase from. The Anti-Dumping Query, enables importers to query whether dumping duties apply to specific product categories and the duty rate that applies. Users can search by country code + tariff number or even by manufacturer.
Another “trade priority issue” for the CBP is countervailing, the practice of foreign governments unfairly subsidizing commodities to keep the prices well below market rates in the U.S. Importers must report accurately and pay the applicable duties. Failing to do so can raise red flags that trigger a Customs audit and may require them to compensate the government for back-duties owed. Countervailing Query provides several search methods to correctly identify countervailing duties that apply and their corresponding duty rates.
Live Harmonized Tariff Query
Importers considering buying a product need to know the duty rate in order to build it into the product cost. Live Harmonized Tariff Query empowers users to easily search and find up-to-date tariff numbers and duty rates—as well as duty rates from five years prior. The system also presents users with the requirements of Partner Government Agencies (PGAs), notifications when a product is subject to free trade agreements and special tariffs that may apply like anti-dumping duties or China tariffs.
Import Bond Query
Import Bond Query enables definitive answers fast. Customs brokers can do a quick and easy query to determine or confirm an importer has a bond on file. This essential query is a popular standalone available by subscription.
5106 Adds & Updates
With a new importer, CustomsNow provides the means to do a 5106 add to provide CBP with the importer’s information. The system also enables users to transmit changes to the name, address, importer ID and more to Customs through the ABI.
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