ACE: Overview of new system messages in response to PGA entries

seal_aceFrom our friends at NCBFAA and  Cindy Allen, Founder and CEO of Trade Force Multiplier, and former Executive Director of the ACE Business Office at Customs and Border Protection:

Understanding the PGA Cargo Release Responses (SO70)

The following chart was created to understand the expected initial messages that are auto-generated by CBP as a response to the transmission of a PGA regulated entry.

  Initial SO70 (generated by CBP)*
EPA- ODS, VNE, PS1, PS2, PS3 DATA UNDER PGA REVIEW
EPA- TS1, TS2 MAY PROCEED
FSIS HOLD INTACT
FDA DATA UNDER PGA REVIEW
AMS HOLD INTACT for ‘MO1’. All others are ‘MAY PROCEED’
ATF MAY PROCEED
NHTSA MAY PROCEED (even if Bucket 2 rule fires)
NMFS MAY PROCEED
TTB MAY PROCEED
APHIS LACEY MAY PROCEED
APHIS- AVS HOLD INTACT (Equines only)
DEA MAY PROCEED (even if Bucket 2 rule first)
DDTC MAY PROCEED

*In the case of a disclaimed entry for ANY agency, there will be no SO70 generated to trade.

*The information that is received in ACE is not transmitted to the PGA until 5 days prior to the shipment’s arrival. Filers should not expect to receive anything other than an “UNDER REVIEW: response in the SO70 record until 5 days prior to arrival. At that point the edit checks and auto review will happen at the agency within their system.

For any agency, if at least one edit check or auto review at the agency creates an issue for the PGA that they want to review before issuing further responses, (known as a bucket-2 rule) then an “UNDER REVIEW” response in the SO70 Message will be sent to Trade, otherwise trade will receive a MAY PROCEED in the SO70 message. There are some exceptions to this process.

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