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Upcoming ACE Deadlines

July 23, 2016
July 23 is next in CBP’s series of deadlines for filing cargo release and entry summary information in ACE. On that date, CBP will require entry types 02, 07, 12, 21, 22, 31, 32, 34 and 38 filings to be made in ACE. While some PGA data sets are not ready for ACE, the CBP portion is still required to be filed in ACE.

For practical purposes, this means that all Activity Code 1 single transaction bonds will be eBonds by July 23 and not be submitted on Form 301 (by paper or email). eBond STBs must be submitted by the surety and established in ACE prior to the filing of the ACE Cargo Release. Starting July 24, the only paper-based CBP Form 301 single transaction bonds will be for accelerated drawback entries.* In conjunction with this July 23 transition, CBP will be closing down its email box for paper STBs securing ACS cargo release with ACE-filed entry summaries on August 1, 2016.

August 27, 2016
CBP transitions electronic filing of protests from an ABI-based submission into ACS to the ACE Secure Data Portal. Protests can still be filed manually on the CBP Form 19, but portal-based submission is expected to provide far greater efficiencies for the trade.

October 1, 2016
CBP plans for Reconciliation Summary, Duty Deferral, and Drawback entry types to be filed in ACE by October 1, 2016. That date is also when CBP plans to migrate legacy ACS information into ACE and transition the collection of duties (statements) and the processing of entry liquidation and extension/suspension of liquidation to the ACE platform.

This October transition puts CBP well on the way to fulfilling the White House’s December 2016 deadline for full implementation of the Single Window via ACE. The mandatory filing of remaining PGA datasets is not yet determined and requires unique coordination with each PGA.

For additional reference: Federal Register Vol.  81, No. 99 dated 5/23/2016 and CSMS#16-000611 dated 7/19/2016.

*Drawback entry filing will transition October 1. Due to low volume of activity, CBP will not be automating the following entry types: 04-Appraisement; 05-Vessel Repair; 24-Trade Fair; 25-Permanent Exhibition; 26-Warehouse-FTZ Admission; 33-Aircraft and Vessel Supply for IE; 64-Barge movement; 65-Permit to Proceed and 66-Baggage.