Per US Customs’ CSMS 15-000889:
- Attention all export filers… the new AESDirect is available in the ACE Secure Data Portal for export filing.
- If you have ACE Exporter Account access, you can begin filing using the new system. If you have not yet obtained ACE Exporter Account access, please review the broadcast message covering ACE registration and exporter access at: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCENSUS/bulletins/1093877
- Today marks the beginning of the transition from the legacy AESDirect application to the Refactored AESDirect in ACE. During this transition period, both the legacy and the ACE AESDirect application are available for export filing. Take advantage of this time and begin transitioning your users to the new system. Please ensure proper transition management to avoid duplicate filing.
Here’s a quick summary for new ACE capabilities that US Customs deployed recently:
- Expansion of the ACE Cargo Release (Simplified Entry) pilot to include:
- In-bond movements and partial quantities for ocean and rail shipments
- Basic processing for truck shipments
- Ability for filers to certify for ACE Cargo Release from their ACE Entry Summary record for air, ocean and rail shipments (Certified from Summary)
- New ACE entry summary validations for Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and Complex Duty Calculations (i.e., those entry summary lines with two HTS classifications
- Migration of the AES to the ACE platform for CBP and PGA users, and support for new Census Bureau and Bureau of Industry and Security regulations
CBP and the trade are also testing Cargo Release transactions for ocean shipments and PGA Message Set transaction for the USEPA, which when vetted, will be deployed in a future ACE release.
Reminder: Mandated use of certain ACE functionality will commence in May 2015 and mandated use of ACE for all trade processing will be required by October 2016. Make sure now that your ABI software is ACE-certified to avoid any problems next year!