Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that the planned deployment of additional ACE capabilities, scheduled for implementation on October 29, 2016, has been delayed. CBP stated that they continue to…
“…assess stakeholder readiness for the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in ACE. In order to allow additional time for all stakeholders to prepare for this transition and to provide the opportunity to solicit and receive public comment…This transition includes the mandatory use of ACE for liquidation,drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface. CBP is targeting January 2017 for the revised deployment and mandatory date and will provide additional clarification regarding the precise transition date in the coming weeks.”
CBP is encouraging all stakeholders to use the additional time for testing of new software capabilities in their ACE Certification (CERT) environment and transitioning to the electronic PGA environment in the International Trade Data System(ITDS).
For questions, or to further discuss the latest ACE delay, please call (518) 298-8281 or send an email to Deringer’s Compliance Department. More information about the ACE Mandatory Use Dates can be found on the US Customs and Border Protection website.