U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released a general notice for publication in the Federal Register announcing plans to conduct a test of the automated commercial environment (ACE) export manifest for air cargo—a national customs automation program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability.
The ACE export manifest for air cargo test will be a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit export manifest data electronically, at least four hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft in preparation for departure from the United States. CBP regulations require carriers to submit a paper manifest for export air shipments generally within four days after departure.
The CBP general notice [PDF 202 KB] provides a description of the test, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
The test will begin no earlier than 30 days after 10 July 2015 (the date when the general notice will be published in the Federal Register) and will run for approximately two years. CBP is accepting applications for participation in this planned test until CBP has received applications from nine parties that meet all test participant requirements.
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