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CBP Mandates Use of ACE Filing as of July 23

Release Date: 
July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed and mandated in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) trade processing capabilities for filing the remaining cargo entry transactions, and specifically, for cargo associated with quota requirements. In addition, system validations were deployed to automatically reject cargo entry transactions sent to the legacy Automated Commercial System (ACS).  Starting July 23 all electronic cargo entries and corresponding entry summaries are now required to be filed in ACE and can no longer be filed in ACS.

Technical teams within the agency will monitor the system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, from July 22 - 29, an operations center has been staffed with experts from around the country to help quickly resolve any issues that may arise during the transition.

CBP is on track, together with trade and Partner Government Agency stakeholders, to deliver all core trade processing capabilities by the end of 2016 in line with President Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order on Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses

This deployment completes the sixth of seven major ACE deployments as part of the transition of core trade processing from ACS to ACE. The next milestone in the transition is August 27 when filers will be required to file all electronic protests in ACE.

For complete details on the transition timeline and impacts, please visit www.cbp.gov/ace

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017