Online shoppers and shippers were notified this week of a new directive from the Bermuda Customs Department regarding the submission Bermuda customs (BCD) declarations.

Effective October 24, 2022, each importer will receive an email from Bermuda Customs stating that a BCD declaration has been submitted on your behalf.

The letter from one shipping agency states: “The email alert will be generated at the time of receipt by customs. Attached is a sample of the notification you will receive. The email will be generated from caps@gov.bm. Please note that the receipt of this email is for notification purposes only.

“Do not send a reply to this email address. However, if you believe that a customs declaration has been submitted without your authorization, please contact Bermuda Customs at customs@gov.bm and state your concerns.”