In follow up to our post of March 20, US Customs has recently updated its first-ever side-by-side comparison of the United States’ non-textile free trade agreements (FTAs). The comparison document, which has been “extensively expanded,” has been published in CSMS #13-000617.
Topics include operational and technical changes related to:
- Entry Summary Accounts and Revenue (ESAR)
- Cargo Release (including PGA Message Set)
Per CBP, “these sessions will be very valuable in preparing importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, and their software developers for the upcoming deployments of ACE functionality.”
See registration details.
From US Customs’ November 2013 “ACEopedia”….
- ACE Cargo Release (also known as Simplified Entry) pilot enhancements that allow electronic entry corrections and cancellations, integration of in-bond movements, split shipments (hold all and immediate delivery), and partial quantities (without in-bond) and an update of the ACE Cargo Release user interface for CBP users. (see more details here).
- The software code necessary to support PGA Message Set pilots with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and a single accept/reject message for the Entry Summary response to trade filers. The PGA Message Set pilots are scheduled to begin in early FY 2014.
- Entry Summary Validations related to Harbor Maintenance Fees and Classification
- Streamlined findings input for CBP Agriculture Specialists.