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Pharmaceuticals, Health and Chemicals Center of Excellence and Expertise (PHC Center)

Posted January 29, 2015

Under U.S. Customs Issues


On January 15, 2014, CSMS Message Number 14-000033 was issued to provide notice of the ten team codes assigned to each of the ten Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The team numbers assigned to the Pharmaceuticals, Health, & Chemicals (PHC) Center are 001, 011, 021, 031, 041, 051, 061, 071, 081 and 091. In order to maintain uniformity amongst all Centers, the PHC Center will utilize team numbers 001, 011 and 021 for participating Center accounts (i.e., accounts that volunteered to participate in the Center under the Federal Register Notice and are required to provide virtual submission of documents to the Center). The remaining PHC team codes will be used to identify when port import specialist teams and corresponding industry workload have transitioned to the Pharmaceuticals, Health, & Chemicals Center.

On January 20, 2015, CSMS Message Number 15-000040 was issued to provide notice of Delegation Order Number 14-004, which delegates all authorities provided for in Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations that are vested in Port Directors to Directors Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Center Directors). CSMS 15-000040 further provides that effective January 28, 2015, the PHC Center will assume trade authority for post-release trade processes of entry summaries in certain ports.

General inquires to the PHC Center can be directed to the email address or to the main Center telephone line at 1-646-733-5111.