Customer Notifications Home
Customer Notifications inform BNSF customers of the latest news covering BNSF services, tools, prices and facilities.
Reminder: US In-Bond Reporting Changes Effective August 6, 2018
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued an amendment regarding rail changes to the In-Bond Process effective August 6, 2018.
EDI Field: N9*HS*123456
2. In-bond shipments will also require the four-character alpha numeric Facilities Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS) code. The FIRMS code needs to be included on an additional N9 segment of the EDI 404 or 417 transmission with the qualifier FRC.
EDI Field: N9*FRC*A123
3. Changes in port of destination or port of exportation for in-bond shipments can only be completed with authorization from the port director at the US port of arrival.
CBP is currently working on creating FIRMS codes for all rail border locations applicable to in-bond traffic transiting to the US by rail. Current FIRMS code are on the US Customs and Border Protection website.
Information regarding the tariff schedule (HTSUS) can be located here.
The changes to the in-bond process are identified in the Federal Register Vol 82 No. 187 and can be found on the US Customs and Border Protection website.
Please contact BNSF Border Support group email@example.com with questions concerning the transmission of HTSUS and FIRMS data via your EDI billing.
If you do not submit your bills of lading via EDI and instead need assistance with applying the HTSUS and FIRMS data using the BNSF.com Shipping Instructions application, please contact BNSF's Waybill Solutions Team via email at WaybillSolutions@bnsf.com or via phone at 888-428-2673 option 3, 2, 4.
If you are not yet registered with a BNSF.com secured User ID and password please go to www.BNSF.com to register and contact the eBusiness Team for assistance at eBizHelp@bnsf.com or 888-428-2673 option 4, 1.