CBP COVID-19 – 90 Day Postponement of Payment for the Deposit of Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees

Customs (CBP) has announced some temporary changes (CSMS #42423171, CSMS #42421561, FRN) concerning the payment of certain duties, taxes and fees in response to importers negatively impacted by COVID-19.  These changes only impact certain types of import transactions (entries), such as formal entries of merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption from March 2020 or April … Read more

Our COVID-19 Response

We at C.A. Shea & Company, Inc. are constantly monitoring the evolution and development of COVID-19 and assessing the threat to the well-being of our staff and associates. Beginning on March 17, 2020, we will be adhering to the “social distancing” policy and have instructed our staff to remain home during this time of uncertainty.  … Read more

Securing Non-Public Information

In recent years, the transmission of non-public information has been an expanding concern.  Due to these concerns, there have been several states which have implemented specific “Cybersecurity” requirements that have greatly impacted how companies conduct business.  C.A. Shea & Company, Inc. strives to protect our client’s sensitive information and take these concerns very seriously. One … Read more

Customs ACE Reports

Customs recently issued a message on their Cargo Systems Messaging Services concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) accounts. The message read: This is a reminder that CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees, or vessel repair duties are due thirty (30) days from the date of the bill. Any bill not paid during this timeframe … Read more

Paperless Invoices and Statements

In an attempt to better serve our clients, C.A. Shea can now offer emailed statements and renewal invoices.  This allows our clients to receive their statements and renewal invoices directly into their email inbox without having to worry about documents getting lost in the mail.  It also cuts down on the amount of paper used … Read more

C.A. Shea’s New Renewal Notices

Our office has made a few updates to the annual renewal notices in the past few months.  The largest change is the inclusion of a Bond Summary form for each bond.  The Bond Summary provides our clients with the basic information on the bond and a list of all the entities which includes their addresses … Read more

Celebrating Our 70th Anniversary

The banner achievement of eBond in the scope of Customs bonds filing coincides with the celebration of our 70th anniversary in the business of providing “Courtesy & Service” to our clients. Founded in 1945 by Cornelius A. Shea, C.A. Shea is a family business steeped in tradition and continues to be in the forefront of … Read more

CBP eBond Deployment a Success

As an update to our previous communications regarding the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) eBond electronic bond filing system, we are pleased to announce that C.A. Shea successfully began transmitting and filing eBonds effective January 4, 2015 and was among the first filers to do so upon access to the live deployment of eBond.  … Read more

Customs proposes new 5106 form seeking significant additional information from bond principals in order to conduct Customs business

As you may be aware, the Importer ID Input Record form, CBP Form 5106, is the form used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep the information which identifies and provides the addresses of a principal, up to date in the CBP data.  When a company who has not conducted recent import related business … Read more

Single Entry Bond Broker to Surety Interface

C.A. Shea & Company, Inc. along with the other members of the Customs Surety Executive Committee (CSEC) committee and vendors of ABI/ACE software have developed a software interface that allows the custom broker’s software to electronically submit single entry bonds to the surety’s computer system for filing with CBP using eBond. If you would like to … Read more