CBP Says Importers May Protest Denied Refunds
May 15, 2012
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that importers who sought a Generalized System of Preference (GSP) refund as of April 18, 2012, but did not receive it, may now seek redress through protest (CSMS #12-000163). CBP had previously stated that protests were not available as a refund mechanism.
According to CBP, protests may apply to entries, filed with the special program indicator (SPI) “A,” that the automated scripting had not liquidated with refund, and to entries for which a retroactively requested refund was denied in error.
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