U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working to complete the development of core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and decommission corresponding capabilities in legacy systems by the end of 2016. This notice documents the new capabilities that will be deployed to ACE on April 18, 2015.
New Capabilities Impacting Trade Community Stakeholders
File Entries with Non-Automated Manifest System (AMS) Bills
This capability will allow filers to submit ACE entries to CBP for processing without an associated carrier transmitted BOL (AMS). This includes, for example, shipments for individuals arriving by airplane, etc. that require a formal or informal entry. Previously these entries could only be submitted in the Automated Commercial System (ACS), but are now accepted by ACE.
CBP Ability to Edit ACE Entries (CBP-Initiated Corrections)
This capability will allow CBP port personnel, upon trade request, to edit entries previously submitted to ACE by the trade community (commonly known as “pen and ink” changes). Trade requests may be made in situations where the trade partner’s ABI system is down, preventing them from using corrections and cancellations functionality. Trade members will request these types of changes via company letterhead or a screen print from the filer system with the changes highlighted by data field.