New APHIS-core ACE filing

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) announced that USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) is going live with electronic filing in ACE. Now, APHIS can be filed electronically through the Customs ACE system, and soon it will be mandatory.

Learn more at the APHIS website, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/importexport

The APHIS ACE Team is ready and available to work with you. Email the ACE Team at ace.itds@usda.gov

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

USDA/APHIS imports? New codes published

Per CSMS #16-000671:

US Customs has updated and posted the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR) Appendix PGA to CBP.gov.  Below are details of the update:usda aphis

  • For the PG10, for APHIS Core, codes were added (or definitions refined) for the following:
    • Category Codes
    • Commodity Qualifier Codes
    • Commodity Characteristic Qualifiers
  • For the PG14, for APHIS Core and NMFS, Type Codes were added.