Breaking news: This weekend’s transition from Air AMS to ACE

seal_acePer US Customs’ CSMS #15-000323, on June 6, 2015, the Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) will go offline and on June 7, ACE will become the system of record for air manifests.

The facts regarding the outage window are detailed below:

  • Air Manifest: Air AMS will go offline at 3:00 PM EST, Saturday, June 6th and Air Manifests will be brought online in ACE by 5:00 AM EST, Sunday, June 7th.
  • ACS Entry/Entry Summary: ACS will go offline at 3:00 PM EST, Saturday, June 6th and will be brought back online no later than 5:00 PM EST, Saturday, June 6th.
  • During the June 6, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM outage window, CBP will not process FTZ Admissions/e214s (All FZ and FT APP ID’s) or FDA Prior Notice WP transactions.
  • Air Inbond Transactions: Filers should not send QX/WX ABI inbond transactions after 3:00 PM EST, Saturday, June 6th.  After 3:00 PM June 6th, filers should wait until 5:00 AM EST, Sunday, June 7th to submit air inbond ABI requests via the new QP/WP transaction.
  • Air Manifest Query:  Filers should stop using the ABI IN transaction to query airway bills as of 3:00 PM EST, Saturday, June 6th.  Filers should use the ACE ABI CQ Query starting at 5:00 AM EST, Sunday, June 7th.
  • All messages transmitted after Saturday, June 6th at 3:00 PM EST will be held and processed once that component of the system is brought back online.

The CSMS also details the user support procedures for the transition.

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