On June 7th, US Customs began processing air manifest transaction in ACE in real time. With a technical rollout of this magnitude, there are bound to be glitches. In this case, the sending of ‘1C’ messages is compromised — while filers of cargo releases receive paperless releases in ACE, carriers are not able to see the release messages.
While CBP is resolving the issue, Todd Hoffman, Port Director of Los Angeles International Airport, has announced a workaround for that port:
From now until June 19, 2015, CBP will allow carriers/CFS operators to accept a signed CF 3461 (DAD) by the broker without fear of penalty for entries that have generated a paperless release when transmitted thru ABI. In addition, carriers/CFS operators are allowed to accept screen printouts of electronic ACE cargo entry (Simplified) releases submitted by the broker for the release of cargo. The printout should have at a minimum the shipment ID and quantity being released as well as clear identification of who presented the release information.
For In-bond movements, carriers/CFS operators are allowed to accept the perforated/signed CF 7512 even if the ‘1C’ or ‘1D’ are not posted.
Mr. Hoffman’s memorandum of June 12, 2015: ACE Air Manifest Releases