CBP expands ACE Cargo Release test to ocean and rail

seal_aceAs published in yesterday’s Federal Register, US Customs has increased the scope of the current ACE Cargo Release test — formerly known as Simplified Entry test — to include ocean and rail modes of transport. (Previously, the test was limited to air transport only).

In addition, CBP is inviting more participants to join the test.  Eligible participants include self-filing importers and brokers who use an ACE-Certified ABI system (such as CustomsNow’s) to file entries.  Other eligibility criteria apply, and the test is limited to certain ports only.

See the official notice at CSMS 14-000071, and our previous blog posts on the ACE Cargo Release pilot.


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