Amy Magnus, Deringer’s Director of Customs Affairs and Compliance, was quoted in DC Velocity on April 1, 2015. The article, entitled “ACE phase-in deadlines, unrealistic, importers, brokers say”, discusses the technical stumbling blocks that have delayed the full development of US Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
“‘Even an early adopter like the customs broker A.N. Deringer is only filing 80 percent of its entry summaries through ACE. That’s because the system is not yet set up to accept entry summaries for “special” imports, such as those that are entering foreign trade zones, are subject to quotas or require temporary importation under bond, among others types of entries,’ said Amy Magnus, Deringer’s director of customs affairs and compliance, on a separate panel. ‘No programming specifications for those [types of entries] have been released by CBP,’ Magnus said. Until the agency releases the necessary technical specs, she continued, the vendors that provide customs compliance software will not be able to program the extensive changes and required new functionality into their products.”