Traditionally, filer have sent the majority of FCC Declarations CBP’s Automated Commercial System (ACS) electronically via ABI. However, with the advent of CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), that will no longer be the case. Specifically, beginning July 1, 2016, filers will no longer be required to declare their FCC-regulated imports to the FCC until further notice.
Filers have been confused on what the process will be between February 28, 2016, when ACE filing becomes compulsory, and July 1st. CBP and the FCC have clarified that filers are to continue to send the FCC information, in the traditional ACS format, during this period as part of the Entry Summary (AE) filing.
CBP will route this part of the ACE Entry Summary to the legacy ACS system during this time and such ACE entries will no longer be rejected for containing FCC declarations. For further information, please review the FCC Public Notice found here.