CBP again delays ACE mandatory transition, drawbacks and duty deferrals

CBP again delays ACE mandatory transition

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice announcing a delay of the effective date for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) becoming the sole electronic data interchange system for processing electronic drawback and duty deferral entry and entry summary filings.


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According to today's CBP notice [PDF 173 KB], the effective date for the transition is delayed until further notice.

Effective date

In late August 2016, CBP announced plans to make the ACE the sole electronic data interchange system for processing electronic drawback and duty deferral entry and entry summary filings. The changes announced in that notice were to have been effective on October 1, 2016. 

In October 2016, CBP announced that the effective date for the transition was being delayed, and in December 2016, CBP announced that the effective date for the transition would be January 14, 2017. 

Today’s release delays the effective date “until further notice.”


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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