August 12, 2021

CSMS #49027239 - Change to Use of Designated Exam Site (DES) via Remote Location Filing

Please note the change to the Remote Location Filing Designated Exam Site Process (DES).

Filers who want to designate a DES under RLF will need to make entry at the port of discharge and not at the destination port.

Filers who continue to file their RLF entry at a destination port without an active in-bond will be advised to cancel the entry and file a new entry at the port of discharge or to file an in-bond to move the freight from the port of unlading to the port of entry.

For the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 801a (non-prior notice) exams, brokers/filers should submit the location of goods using the Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS) accessed at

This processing is intended for legacy participants of the Port of Arrival Immediate Release and Enforcement Determination (PAIRED) and Remote Location Filing Hybrid programs, arriving at New York/Newark and examined by FDA in Philadelphia.
The process will be effective 30 days from the date of this message 

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