U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice announcing a plan—developed in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)—to conduct a national customs automation program test concerning the electronic transmission of certain import data and documents for commodities regulated by FWS.
The CBP general notice [PDF 208 KB] states that under this pilot program test, the data or documents will be transmitted electronically through CBP’s document image system or the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) system using the message set for processing within CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
The pilot program testing is to begin in May 2016 and to continue until a subsequent announcement is published in the Federal Register. Public comments are invited and will be accepted through the duration of the test pilot.
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