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New ACE Capabilities Implemented July 12 Affect Data Filing, Entry Summary Validations

Friday, July 18, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that the first release of Deployment D of new functionality within the Automated Commercial Environment was successfully implemented on July 12. Features in this deployment include the following.

Data Filing. Filers are able to submit importer security filing data together with their cargo release/entry data on the same record. Only six shipment types are allowed in conjunction with ACE cargo release (standard or regular filings, to order shipments, military or government, U.S. goods returned, international mail shipments and outer continental shelf shipments) and anything outside these types needs to be filed as a stand-alone ISF transaction. With the combined data submission, ACE will return notifications to the filer for the entry and ISF submission, and if either is rejected it will be handled individually and will not result in an automatic rejection of the other. CBP states that this capability will be initially launched through expansion of the existing ACE cargo release pilot and that after successful completion of initial processing this capability will be expanded to additional eligible ocean filers.

Validations. CBP has enabled additional entry summary system validations and users will now see new system error messages related to processing of validations for informal entry restrictions, charges restrictions, taxes and other fees.

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