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Updated Customs Bonded Warehouse Manual Issued

For the first time since, 1990, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revised the Bonded Warehouse Manual for Customs and Border Protection Officers and Bonded Warehouse Proprietors.

The Manual is supplementary to the bonded warehouse regulations (19 C.F.R. Parts 19, 144) and is designed to assist in understanding those regulations and bonded warehouse operations in general. The manual now also address duty-free enterprise operations, with limited information on centralized examination stations (CES) and container freight stations (CFS). A copy of the manual can be downloaded (14mb – 182 pages) at

CBP has requested comments on the manual. If you are interested in commenting on the manual, or have suggestions for additions, deletions or corrections, or have any questions please contact, David Murphy of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP for assistance.