If you think U.S. Customs & Border Protection will never implement the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), think again. It appears Customs is charging ahead with its plan to fully launch ACE, according to an interim rule included in the Treasury Department’s spring regulatory agenda.
The rule requires all entry/entry summary information to be filed electronically in ACE starting November 1, 2015. In effect, you would no longer be allowed to file this data in the Automated Commercial System (ACS).
Following the change on November 1, U.S. Customs plans to institute the remaining portions of the cargo process in ACE on October 1 of next year. To read more about ACE mandatory use dates, click here.
Since these major transition dates are not far away, it’s imperative that members of the trade community, especially U.S. importers and exporters, familiarize themselves with ACE as soon as possible.
Learn how to use ACE during our 6/24 webinar, Acing Your Import Compliance. We’ll show you how to use ACE for classification, valuation, reporting, and more. Click here to register and for more information.
By Michelle Sardella