How to do a GRI 3(b) or 3(c) sets entry in the system:

1)  Log the file as usual.


2)  Go to the worksheet.
In this example the set is a "Bed in a Bag", consisting of a comforter, curtains, sheets, pillowcases, and a bed ruffle.  The duty rate is determined by the comforter.

2a)  Enter a 'Y' in the SORT AS SETS field.

2b)  Enter the HTS number that determines the duty rate for the set (9404.90.8522), the value of the entire set, and any required net quantities.  

2c)  Enter the HTS number, value, and quantities for each component of the set.  Note that the HTS number that determines the duty rate is repeated but shows only the value/quantity of the specific component that falls under that HTS number.  Enter an 'O' in the I/O field to keep invoice total in balance.

For this example $27717 is the value of the entire set.
9404.90.8522 is the comforter,
6303.92.2020 are the curtains,
6304.93.0000 is the bed ruffle,
6302.22.2020 are the sheets, and
6302.22.2010 are the pillowcases.

2d)  Enter any other HTS numbers or additional invoices, as required.


3)  Calc the duties with F7 key.


4)  Then go to the 7501 Master Data Screen.


5)  Place the cursor on the sets line item that has the full set value, then press F8 to open the Line Item Detail screen.

Enter 'X' in the SPI field to indicate that this line item contains the header information for the set.  Press the Enter key, then F1 back to the 7501 Master Data screen.


6)  Place the cursor on the line item of the first component of the set the press F8 to open the Line Item Detail screen.  Enter a 'V' in the SPI field to indicate that this line item is a component of the set.   


7)  Press F8 to open the Duty Computation screen.  With the cursor on the duty line in the lower left portion of the screen, press F8 again, then answer 'Y' to delete the rate.


7a)  To properly format the ABI record, you must add a zero duty amount.  


7b)  Enter '0' in the CASE field, '000' in the TYPE field, then press F9.  Press the Enter key.  Press F1 to return to the Line Item Detail screen.


8)  Press the Enter key to erase the duty amount.


9)   F1 back to the 7501 Master Data screen.


10)  Repeat Steps 6 through 9 for each component in the set.  Add the 'V' in the SPI field and delete the duty.  Only delete duty amounts.  Fees and/or taxes are still payable on each component line item.

11)  When you have completed the input, press F9 at the 7501 Master Data screen to recalc the duty totals.

12)  Upload to USCS.

Note on sets with OGA requirements

Since the X/V sets classifications require duplicate input of HTS numbers, any OGA requirements associated with those numbers must also be entered and transmitted to ABI.  

If the set classification which determines the duty rate has an FDA requirement, so does at least one component in the set.  ABI requires the sets classification to be entered twice.  Once as the complete set for duty purposes and again as one of the components in the set. ABI also requires that FDA data be sent on all HTS numbers with an FD2 flag.

Attempts to transmit the entry with FDA info on just the sets classification and not on the components results in entry rejection..  Submitting the entry with FDA data only on the components also gets rejected.  The only way the entry is accepted by ABI is if FDA data is entered both on the sets HTS number and the component HTS numbers.

ABI bypasses value, quantity, quota, visa, and category edits on the sets line item, but not the OGA requirement.  

FDA data elements are part of the Cargo Release selectivity process.  The sets classifications under GRI 3 B or C are used only at the Entry Summary level and are essentially for duty computation purposes.  

Ordinarily, it makes a lot of sense to to certify for selectivity via the Entry Summary data.  This method usually eliminates some double data entry of HTS information.  But with sets entries with OGA requirements there is potentially more data entry involved in certifiying off the summary, since you have to satisfy the OGA requirement for the classification that determines the duty rate and re-key that same information for the component(s) of the set.

FDA has indicated that they don't want to see information duplicated (although Customs requires it). You can satisfy FDA and probably reduce your keypunching on these entries by certifying from the 3461.
Basically, you just fill in the log screen info as you normally do with the following changes:

    1)  Put a 'Y' in the 3461 field and 'Y' in the 7501 field.
    2)  Fill in the HTS number screen (use F8 from the main log screen).  You associate FDA info with your tariff numbers on this screen.  There is no requirement to repeat tariff numbers for sets at this point.  You can attach as many FDA lines as needed to a tariff number, even across multiple invoices if the MID and C/O are the same.
    3)  Upload the 3461 data.
    4)  After the entry is certified for selectivity, go the the worksheet as normal.  Double the sets classification, calc, and manipulate on the 7501 Master Data screens with the X/V info as you are currently doing.  Since selectivity has already been performed, there is no requirement to even input the OGA data.  ABI ignores all OGA (except FCC) data that is transmitted with the 7501 data.
    5)  Upload the 7501 information.