On January 15, the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Duty Free Entry (DFE) eTool System was deactivated and replaced with a new platform, Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE).
Vendors/prime contractors are responsible for linking the appropriate brokers to their contracts in PIEE since brokers are not allowed access to the platform.
- The vendor will generate a tokenized email to the broker through PIEE with a link that provides the duty-free certificate form that needs to be completed.
- After the broker completes the certificate, it will be validated by the DCMA DFE Team.
- Once the validation is finished, the broker will receive a second tokenized email, including a link to print their approved DFE certificate.
There will be no change to submitting duty-free certificates for CBP purposes. To receive duty-free treatment, importers and brokers must submit duty-free certificates to CBP, which must be provided within six months of entry or release under the immediate delivery release procedures.
Training for the new platform and process can be found on the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment – Web Based Training and the Duty Free Entry – Web Based Training.