(Source: CBP Website with CS24’s edit)
Gist: ACE and Automated Systems
CBP automated systems facilitate the electronic importing and exporting of goods. By the end of 2016, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become the Single Window – the primary system through which the trade community will report imports and exports and the government will determine admissibility. Through ACE as the Single Window, manual processes will be streamlined and automated, paper will be eliminated, and the trade community will be able to more easily and efficiently comply with U.S. laws and regulations.
In support of the 2014 White House Executive Order, CBP is working to complete and deploy core trade processing capabilities in ACE by December 2016. As part of this effort CBP has established a series of mandatory use dates for transitioning to ACE. Working in close coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, the Border Interagency Executive Council, and the White House, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to actively track and assess stakeholder readiness for the mandatory filing of all electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The mandatory transition timeline aligns with our December 2016 deadline for full implementation of the Single Window via ACE.
Taking into consideration the input from our stakeholders, CBP has implemented a staggered approach to the mandatory filing of electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries in ACE, and the decommissioning of electronic entry/entry summary filing capabilities in the Automated Commercial System (ACS).
CBP published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) on February 29, 2016 (81 FR 10264) advising the trade community that ACE is the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the Commissioner of CBP for processing certain electronic entry and entry summary filings, as of the effective date of the notice. CBP also published an FRN on May 16, 2016 (81 FR 30320) advising the trade community that effective June 15, 2016, ACE is the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for the processing of certain electronic entry and entry summary filings accompanied by data for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Another FRN was published on May 23, 2016 (81 FR 32339) advising the trade community that effective July 23, 2016, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings of certain entry types, and ACS will no longer be a CBP-authorized EDI system for purposes of processing the electronic filings specified in this notice.
ACE – Importance of The Single Window (PDF) ….. Please click here for the summary
CBP ACE and Automated Systems
CBP ACE Adoption Report of April 2016
CBP ACE Mandatory Use Dates
CBP Deputy Commissioner McAleenan’s Keynote Remarks on June 6, 2016