U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is rescheduling the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in ACE, that was originally set for 29 October 2016, for a future date. The transition includes the mandatory use of ACE for liquidation, drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface. CBP is targeting January 2017 for the revised deployment and mandatory date and will provide additional clarification regarding the precise transition date in the coming weeks.
According to a CBP release, CBP stated that it is continuing to assess stakeholder readiness for the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in ACE, to allow additional time for all stakeholders to prepare for this transition and to provide an opportunity for public comment on the associated regulatory changes.
All capabilities included in this transition that CBP has planned for the Certification environment (CERT) are operational in CERT. CBP has encouraged trade users to use the additional time to test their software, and to continue to participate in ACE partner government agency (PGA) pilots.
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