OGA Information

  1. Valid OGA Indicators
  2. Entering OGA Data
  3. Transmitting corrections
  4. FDA info
  5. FCC info

OGA indicators are stored in the HTS database.

Valid OGA indicators are as follows:

  1. DOT Flags
    • DT1 - DOT form HS-7 may be required
    • DT2 - DOT form HS-7 is required
  2. FCC Flags
    • FC3 - FCC form 740 may be required
    • FC4 - FCC form 740 is required
  3. FDA Flags
    • FD0 - FDA form 701 is not required
    • FD1 - FDA form 701 may be required
    • FD2 - FDA form 701 is required
  4. FWS Flags
    • FW1 - FWS notification may be required
    • FW2 - FWS form 3-177 is required
  5. Other OGA Flags
    • AP2 - APHIS inspection required
    • FS2 - USDA meat inspection is required
    • TL1 - BATF 5100.31 may be required
    • TL2 - BATF 5100.31 is required

When using the entry worksheet, OGA indicators are displayed at the lower lefthand corner of the line item table. Move the cursor over each HTS line to display OGA requirements for the selected HTS number.

On the 7501 Master Data screen OGA indicators are displayed in the last field of each HTS line item and have the following meanings:

    O - indicates OGA data applies to this line and has not been addressed.
    o - indicates OGA data applies to this line and has been addressed.


To enter OGA data:

  • Get to CBOGA2 screen (F9 from HTS screen in Log edit, F16 from Worksheet, (F16 from 7501). Type in the appropriate code (DOT, FCC, FDA, FWS) and press F5. You will expand to FDA Edit,   FCC Edit,   DOT Edit, or   FWS Edit  screens depending upon OGA type required.
  • Data entered on the worksheet will be properly carried forward to the 7501 screen.

The Oga data is saved as File + seq number. Therefore data entered using the 3461 screens can be accessed from the 7501 screens or the same data can be used on multiple lines. When entering a "new" OGA line that is the same as data previously entered, Type the appropriate code (eg FDA) under OGA and press F5 to expand to the detail screen. A new "line" number is assigned but can be changed or inquired to use "old" data.

The copy function allows copying data from one file to another or from one line on a file to a new one. If the lines are on the same file and are identical, then there is no need to copy the data. The same line number can be used with different 7501 or 3461 lines.


To send Corrections to OGA data:

First correct the data on the appropriate (3461 or 7501) screens.

Use Menu Option, XMIT menu (31) - Enter file number and where the data is (3461 or 7501). Default is 7501. Data is prepared for transmission (upload all other is not required).


FDA Data

FDA data is required at the 7501 level unless an FDA release has been received.

If a HTS number is used that has FD1 (FDA may be required) and FDA is disclaimed on the 3461, it must still be disclaimed on the 7501 since no release was received. However, when uploading the operator will be asked whether the FDA data is to be sent or not. The data should not be resent, the question should be answered "N".


FDA Open Report

FDARLPT is a report of files that have not been released by FDA. The report first updates the open file by adding any files that got a release message after the last date found in the open file (to rebuild for all just clear FDA.RELEASE.OPEN). The report then removes any files that have a MAY PROCEED or release code 06. The rest of the files are reported.

Since some items are released but FDA does not send notification (over a weekend, etc), #BROWSE can be used to remove them from the list.


FCC Data

FCC data is only sent to Customs with 7501 data.

There are two files of FCC data. One file is a list by customer of items regularly imported.
The data consists of:

  • Commercial Invoice Description
  • FCC Identifier
  • Model or Type
  • Trade Name

The second file is the data associated with one file. Each file may have a number of FCC records. Each record is identified by a sequence number and contains the information to be sent to Customs. More than one sequence number can be associated with each 7501 line. The program will allow the same sequence number to be associated with more than one HTS line although this is probably not a practical situation.