Information Notice of ACE Capabilities for Trade Users: July 2014 ACE Deployment D
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 the legacy systems by the end of 2016. CBP has posted the ACE Development and Deployment Schedule to CBP.gov which details the deployment of new features in ACE. New features will be spread across 7 Deployments (A-G), which began in the fall of 2013 (Deployment A), and will culminate in the summer of 2016 (Deployment G).
In order to deliver useful capabilities to stakeholders earlier, CBP has broken down the capabilities in Deployment D into three releases: July 12 and October 18, 2014; and January 3, 2015.
Who is impacted by the July 12th Deployment?
What are the impacts of the July 12th Deployment?
Unified Filing of Cargo Release/ISF Data:
With this release, ACE will allow for submission of ISF data together with Cargo Release/Entry data on the same record. Only 6 shipment types will be allowed in conjunction with ACE Cargo Release; anything outside the below shipment types will need to be filed as a stand-alone ISF transaction:
With the combined data submission, ACE will return notifications to the filer for the Entry and ISF submission. If either is rejected, it will be handled individually, and will not result in an automatic rejection of the other. Please ensure your software packages are updated and in compliance with ACE interface standards. The Cargo Release CATAIR Chapter is available on CBP.gov/ACE.
System Validations for Entry Summaries:
|With the July release, CBP has enabled additional entry summary system validations. Users will see new system error messages related to processing of validations for the following:|
If you need to make updates to your software interfaces, please reference the CATAIR on CBP.gov/ace.
Capabilities to keep an eye out for in October and January
Reminder, our 3 mandatory dates are on the horizon.