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Finance (Continued)


Customs Transactions Procedures

The Money Order Voucher Entry System (MOVES), which processes financial data input from a PS Form 1412, Daily Financial Report, is being phased out. The Electronic Money Order Voucher System (eMOVES) will replace MOVES.

Post OfficesTM and retail postal units converting from MOVES to eMOVES will no longer send payments to the U.S. Customs Service by issuing a no-fee money order. The accounting service center (ASC) will process a monthly Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) payment for the amounts reported into AIC 054 to Customs.

Effective with the conversion date to eMOVES, Post Offices and retail postal units must follow the procedures below for customs transactions.

Collection of Customs Fees — eMOVES Offices

• Use AIC 054, Customs Collections, to report funds held for payment to the U.S. Customs Service.

• Collect the exact amount from the "Postmaster Collect" field, on Customs Form 3419A, Mail Entry - Customs.

• Each mail entry number along with its corresponding amount must be entered into eMOVES.

• Keep PS Form 2944, Receipt for Customs Duty Mail, in office records.

• Customs Form 3419A is retained locally, but submitted at the close of the reporting period to the U.S. Customs Service at the following address:

PO BOX 68907

Note: Until conversion to eMOVES, MOVES offices will continue to follow the current Customs transaction procedures that are outlined in the Postmaster/Field Guide, Version 4.0, P&P 43, April 2005.

— Revenue and Field Accounting,
Finance, 10-13-05