On Thursday, September 8, 2016, US Customs announced a one month extension to begin mandatory filing in the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) of post-release documents for imported goods.
Resulting from the extension, Customs brokers can continue filing post-release documents in the legacy system until October 29, 2016; following the October date, liquidations, drawbacks, reconciliations, duty deferrals, collections, statements and automated surety interface forms will need to be filed in ACE.
The postponement of ACE for post-release functions was intended to give the industry more time to make a full transition to the new system.
The ACE system, in conjunction with the International Trade Data System (ITDS), was designed to facilitate legitimate trade while enhancing border security, which will improve consolidation, sharing, and processing of information submitted to CBP and other government agencies.
Additional information about ACE and materials in support of the October 29, 2016, transition are available on the US Customs and Border Protection website. Please send an email to Deringer’s Compliance Department with any questions.