US Customs has accelerated the move to ACE, which will replace the current ACS for trade processing. The agency has just published the following mandatory dates, which are earlier than previously proposed:
- May 1, 2015: Mandated use of Manifest — All electronic export and import manifest data must be transmitted via ACE
- November 1, 2015: Mandated use of Cargo Release — All data associated with the release of cargo, including PGA interactions, must be transmitted via ACE.
- October 1, 2016: Mandated use of ACE for all trade processing
(The previous deadline for Manifest and Cargo Release was December 31, 2015; for all ACE processing, December 31, 2016)