From CBPs’ May 2016 ACE Monthly Trade Update:
US Customs continues to work with trade community members to complete their transition to filing electronic entry, entry summary and Partner Government Agency (PGA) data in ACE.
As a reminder, the upcoming ACE Mandatory Use Dates are:
- June 15, 2016 – Mandatory filing of ACE electronic entries and entry summaries with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data. At this point, all electronic entries and entry summaries that do not have quota merchandise should be filed in ACE.
- July 23, 2016 – Mandatory filing of ACE electronic entries and entry summaries for remaining entry types, specifically those entry types involving quota.
- Summer 2016 – Mandatory use of ACE for filing electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries with data for remaining PGAs.
- Late Summer/Early Fall 2016 – Mandatory use of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process: NAFTA Duty Deferrals, Protests, Statements, Reconciliation, Drawback and Liquidation.
Throughout the summer 2016, PGAs will provide functionality for filing electronically in ACE and furnish information regarding the conclusion of their pilots. Additional details on specific entry and entry summary types, specific PGAs impacted, can be found by visiting CBP’s ACE Mandatory Use Dates page.
Following the deployment of core trade processing capabilities in ACE in 2016, CBP will continue to enhance ACE capabilities in an operations and maintenance mode. New projects/requirements, however, will need to be approved through our established governance process in line with CBP’s trade priorities and funding.