October 20, 2016
On September 29, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that in order to allow additional time for all stakeholders to prepare for the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), and to provide an opportunity to receive public comment, CBP is postponing the October 29, 2016 transition date. The new target date for the transition, which is set to include the mandatory use of ACE for liquidation, drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface, is January 2017. CBP stated that it “will provide additional clarification regarding the precise transition date in the coming weeks.”
For more information on the mandatory transition to ACE, please click here.