ENTRY FOR CONSUMPTION
Entering merchandise is a two part process consisting of: (1) “entry” which filing the documents necessary to determine whether merchandise may be released from CBP custody, and (2) “entry summary” which consists of filing the documents that contain information for duty assessment and statistical purposes. If the goods are to be released from CBP custody at the time of entry, an entry summary for consumption must be filed and estimated duties deposited at the port of entry within 10 working days of the goods entry. Both of these processes can be accomplished electronically via our state-of-the-art Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) software program. To reduce or eliminate paper documentation filed with CBP. Although the importer is responsible for the timely submission of documents, we routinely handle the timely filing of the entry and entry summary of behalf of our importer clients.