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ACE as sole CBP-authorized system

ACE to be sole CBP-authorized system

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing that as of a specified effective date—either 31 March 2016 or 28 May 2016—the automated commercial environment (ACE) will be the sole CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system:


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  • For processing certain electronic entry and entry summary filings
  • For merchandise subject only to the import requirements of CBP
  • For Lacey Act import requirements of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
  • For import requirements of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • For import requirements of both APHIS (Lacey Act) and NHTSA, as well as CBP

Today’s CBP notice [PDF 202 KB] further provides that the Automated commercial system (ACS) will no longer be a CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system for purposes of processing specified electronic filings. 


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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