CBP: New timeline, mandatory transition to ACE programming

CBP's new schedule for mandatory ACE electronic filings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a revised timeline for the mandatory transition to ACE for all electronic entry and entry summary filings.

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CSMS #15-000644 provides the following new schedule:

 

  • 1 November 2015: Beginning of a transition period for electronic entry and entry summary filings in ACE to allow industry and participating government agencies more time to test and provide feedback as they fully transition into the new system. Use of ACE is allowed and encouraged for electronic entry and corresponding entry summary filings for entry types 01, 03, 11, 51, and 52 with or without PGA data.
  • 28 February 2016: Filers will only be permitted to file in ACE (no longer permitted to file in ACS) all electronic entries and entry summaries. In addition, electronic FDA, NHTSA, and APHIS (Lacey) data must be filed in ACE (ACS will no longer be available).
  • July 2016: Upon publication of the final rule, ACE must be used for filing AMS, APHIS Core, ATF, CDC, DCMA, DDTC, DEA E&C, EPA, FSIS, FWS, NMFS and  TTB data. Hybrid submissions will no longer be allowed. This requirement for FWS is contingent on FWS having its regulatory revisions in place by the July 2016 publication of the CBP final rule eliminating hybrid filings. 

 

The CBP message reiterates that the transition period initiated on 1 November 2015, does not affect the December 2016 deadline for full implementation of the “Single Window” via ACE.

 

 

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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