If you’re using Flexport’s customs brokerage service and you want to pay your U.S. Customs duties directly via automated clearing house (ACH), two options are available:
1. ACH Debit
Customs will debit your ACH account 10 business days after clearance. First, you will need to set up an ACH account directly with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) - the CBP ACH Debit application typically takes 7-10 business days to process.
2. Periodic Monthly Statements via ACE Portal
If you have an ACE Portal account, you can choose to consolidate all shipment duties for a given month into a single payment. The total consolidated duty amount for all shipments in a given month is withdrawn on the 15th business day of the following month.
- To set up an ACE Portal account: Importer (your company) must complete and submit this application form electronically.
- To request Periodic Monthly Statements: Importer (your company) will have to request CBP, via email, to authorize the periodic payment process.