CBP: ACE export manifest, vessel cargo test program

CBP: ACE export manifest, vessel cargo test program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing an Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) export manifest for vessel cargo test—a national customs automation program test concerning ACE export manifest capability.


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The ACE export manifest for vessel cargo test will be a voluntary test program in which participants agree to submit export manifest data to CBP electronically, at least 24 hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the vessel in preparation for departure from the United States—instead of the usual requirements to submit a paper manifest for export vessel shipments within four days after departure or within 10 days for approved carriers to submit the outbound vessel manifest information electronically.

The CBP notice [PDF 213 KB] provides a description of the test, lists eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.

The test will begin no earlier than 30 days after August 20, 2015, when the notice will be officially published in the Federal Register, and will run for approximately two years.

Applications for participation in this planned test will be accepted until CBP has received applications from nine parties that meet all test participant requirements.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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