CBP to extend ACE message automation program

CBP to extend ACE message automation program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing a modification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the transmission of electronic filings via the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The program to be modified is known as the partner government agency (PGA) message set test.


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According to the CBP notice, the modifications:

  • Extend the current PGA message set to cover entries arriving by ocean, truck, rail, and air modes of transportation at CBP-designated ports
  • Expand the use of the ACE PGA message set for the transmission of Transportation Department import data for entries of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment items

Comments are requested, and will be accepted during the duration of the test.

The modified PGA message set test will commence no earlier than Monday, August 10, 2015, and will continue until concluded by an announcement.


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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