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Automation of Foreign Military Sales Case Information

Last update on Aug. 2, 2018.

Automation of Foreign Military Sales Case Information

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in cooperation with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has automated the transfer of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case information. Effective May 1, 2018 the DSP-94, the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOAz), any amendments of modifications no longer have to lodged with CBP.
The LOAs, any associated amendments or modifications for FMS cases issues issued after 2004 may be returned to the entity that lodged the documentation with CBP. CBP will retain all information regarding any import or export shipments against the FMS cases including the decrementation of the cases.

FMS materials being returned for repair or modifications will be decremented at the time of export with the value of the repairs or modifications. The FMS materials must be properly declared at the time of entry into the United States, citing the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls required data elements, including a properly formatted FMS case identifier, e.g., GB-B-ABC is correct, GBBABC is incorrect. FMS shipments that do not decrement the FMS case properly will be held until the Electronic Export Information (EEI) submission in the Automated Export System (AES) is corrected.

The FMS country of their designated freight forwarder or the freight forwarder handling the shipment is still responsible for the recordkeeping for all import and export shipments against the FMS case.

Any questions regarding the export or re-importation of personal protective requirement should be directed to Mr. Robert Rawls, Branch Chief, Outbound Enforcement and Policy via email at or via phone at 202-344-2847

Kemisha D. Sherrell
Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations
Miami International Airport


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