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PPE Exports: Ready to Go?

MSK Client Alert
April 28, 2020

In CSMS 42506108 issued on April 27, 2020, CBP updated its Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment exports. In it, CBP makes clear the Document Imaging System (DIS) sends a confirmation of receipt, as does AES. If the shipment is held for any reason and/or further action is needed, notice of that is most likely going to come through the carrier. In short, absent negative information, the export is ready to go.

When it comes to any Letter of Attestation (“Letter”), CBP has made clear these should be submitted through the DIS. The size limit for CBP is up to 10 MB. The email address is There are additional criteria to consider:

The email Subject Line:
CAT=GEN; ITN=X12345678910111; ACTION= ADD

The body of the email should contain the data elements identified below mandatory are required the others are optional.

TRANSMITTER_NAME= Mandatory (Name of company)
PORT_CD = (4 digit port code) Conditional
POC_INFO= Optional (Name and Phone Number)
COMMENT= Optional (Any clarification/remark)
RETURN_EMAIL_ADDRESS= Optional (if different than sender email address)

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