US Customs has just issued its August 2011 ACE Trade Account Owner Update.
- e-Manifest: Rail and Sea deployed but not in use yet
- Given the success of e-Manifests: Trucks, CBP deployed the functionality on August 27 to allow rail and sea carriers to transmit electronic manifest data to ACE.
- Customs will continue testing the of the code in production, and will notify the trade when it will be available for use.
- New ACE capabilities deployed on August 29 and September 5
- Carriers may view continuous bonds, as well as view and verify ocean conveyances, in their ACE Portal Accounts
- Carriers may create a list of authorized bond users
- Brokers may create rail entry banks
- Users may save customized reports in shared reports folder
- Reminder: PSCs – As of September 22, post summary corrections will replace the post entry amendment (PEA) procedures to amend pre-liquidation summaries (see our previous blog post on this topic).
- New CPB Forms 301 and 301A for customs bonds – Forms will replace previous versions; CBP to accept old forms through December 31
- Elimination of paper courtesy notices of liquidation – Customs is discontinuing this service as of September 30, and will be updating ACE to provide a new ACE report that provides the information as contained in the paper notice
The ACE Trade Account Owner Update is available here.