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Duty Free Entry (DFE) 1.5
The Duty Free Entry (DFE) 1.5 application provides support for contractors, contract officers, Customs brokers, and the Customs personnel who respond to 35,000 commercial duty free entry shipping requests each year. By managing the workload electronically rather than on paper, the duty free entry request process can provide timely customer service.
Need access to Duty Free Entry?
Register through EWAM.
How to Use - DCMA Access Only
Module One - Overview
DFE 1.5 Overview
How to Access DFE 1.5?
Module Two - Contractor Role
Contractor Role Home Page
Add a Duty Free Entry Entitlement Request
Attach Documents and Add Line Items
Submit Duty Free Entry Entitlement Request
Module Three - Contracting Officer Role
Accepting and/or Denying Entitlement Requests
Module Four - Customs Broker Role
Customs Broker Overview
Adding Certificate Requests
Module Five - Customs Team Role
Customs Broker Overview
Approve Certificate Requests
Deny Certificate Request
Roles and Rules
Contracting Officer (DCMA ACO or Buying Activity PCO)
Use this application to review, accept and/or deny duty free entry entitlements. They can request duty free entry entitlements on behalf of a contractor. This role is often internal to DCMA but can be an external role assigned within a specific DoD agency.
The Contractor is a company or individual who's business requires international shipping of items that qualify for Duty Free Entry.
This role initiates the process and uses the application to request duty free entry entitlements.
The Broker is a license agent that clears goods through U.S. Customs for importers and exporters, for example, UPS or Federal Express. They use this application to request duty free entry certificates.
The Customs Team is an Internal DCMA role that approves all Certificate Requests. They use this application to review duty free entry certificates. They also can request duty free entry certificates on behalf of brokers, and duty free entry entitlements on behalf of contractors.
DFE 1.5 Student Guide
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