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December 22, 2016

Effective Jan. 2017, Multiple Core Trade Processing Capabilities Will Be Deployed in ACE

After delaying the deployment of certain core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that beginning January 14, 2017 transactions supporting drawback, duty deferral, liquidation, collections, statements, and reconciliation must be filed in and processed through ACE. Submissions to the Automated Commercial System (ACS), CBP’s legacy system, will no longer be supported. The Importer Security Filing (ISF) is also transitioning to ACE on January 14.

CBP stated that technical documentation, reference materials, and full details on the transition of each of the capabilities are available on CBP’s website through the following links:

For further details on the transition to ACE, CBP encourages the trade community to visit the ACE Mandatory Use Dates page at https://www.cbp.gov/acemandatorydates, or reference the ACE Entry Summary Business Process Document (https://www.cbp.gov/document/guides/ace-entry-summary-business-process) for policy and business process flows.