The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a new glossary of terms for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on December 22, 2015. The Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #15-000956 announced the glossary’s release, which details, “status notifications and processing results of ACE Cargo Release transactions with PGA (Partnering Government Agency) Message Set data.” The glossary of terms includes some verbiage new to the trade community.
The terms below are covered at length in the message. New terms are denoted with an asterisk and briefly explained below:
- May Proceed
- Partial Refusal
- CBP Release
- CBP Conditional Release
- CBP Conditional Release Period
- Hold Intact (*Requires examination by governing PGA)
- One USG
- Under Review (*CBP and/or PGA(s) are reviewing entry and will advise a “May Proceed” or “Hold Intact” status)
- Refused (*CBP or PGA regulatory body prohibits merchandise from entering the US commerce)
- Documents Required
- Intensive Exam
- Sample Required (*Sample of merchandise is required by CBP and/or PGA and must be delivered to the specified location)
Deringer recommends shippers become familiar with the existing and new terms before the approaching transition to ACE. Please contact Deringer’s Compliance Department with questions about the transition to ACE or glossary of terms.