On July 6, 2016, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) notice announcing that version 9.2 of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Deployment and Development Schedule had been posted to CBP’s website under the “ACE and Automated Systems” page.
The main updates to the schedule are as follows:
- August 27, 2016 – Mandatory use of ACE for filing electronic Protests
- October 1, 2016 – Mandatory use of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process (including Duty Deferral, Drawback, Reconciliation, Collections and Liquidation)
- TBD 2016 – Mandatory use of ACE for electronic filing of remaining Partner Government Agency (PGA) data