CBP to pursue enforcement against ACE 3/31 deadline violators


As posted on our website, a new ACE deadline takes effect tomorrow:



Mandatory use of ACE for electronic entry summaries, associated with the following entry types: 01, 03, 11, 23, 51 and 52 without PGA data. Electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries associated with data for APHIS Lacey Act or NHTSA.


CBP is taking this deadline seriously with the promise of enforcement.  Per CSMS #16-000239:



  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) on February 29, 2016 (81 FR 10264) advising the trade that effective March 31, 2016 ACE is the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the Commissioner of CBP for processing certain electronic entry and entry summary filings.
  • CBP will be monitoring transactions in ACS to ensure that electronic filers are submitting transactions in compliance with the February 29 Notice.   Any filer found not to be filing in ACE per the terms of the February 29 Notice will be notified to cease and desist.
  • If the filer continues to file in ACS in violation of the terms of the February 29 Notice, CBP will avail itself of any enforcement actions available.

Please see our ACE Overview page for additional information.

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