Monday, March 31, 2008

Update: Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS)

In January, CBP announced the pending implementation of the new Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS), Administrative Message notifications by email that were formerly issued through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI).

Now fully operational, CSMS is a searchable database of messages that pertain to ABI Filers, ACE Participants and Air, Ocean, Rail and Truck Carriers. Similar to the CROSS Rulings Database, users can search by topic and keywords. The results can be sorted by publication date, title and CSMS number. Click HERE to see the results of a sample search.

Interested parties can subscribe to receive email notifications that new messages have been posted to CSMS. You can find the CSMS by accessing Imports, then selecting Operations Support and then Automated Systems. It will save you time to bookmark the actual search page. As an added benefit, Spanish translations have been provided CBP as a courtesy to non-English speaking trade community; however, the official CBP text is the English version of the messages and/or documents.

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