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CBP Issues Schedule for Rollout of ACE Tests of PGA Message Sets

Friday, August 14, 2015
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that in preparation for the Nov. 1 deadline for mandatory filing of all electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries in the Automated Commercial Environment, 14 partner government agencies will participate in controlled, technical tests of their PGA message set and/or Document Image System functionality.

Pilot Rollout Dates. The rollout of these pilot tests is planned as follows.

Phase

Launch date

Locations

Port codes

Phase I

Aug. 12, 2015

Baltimore

Philadelphia

Louisville

Chicago

Detroit

Port Huron

Laredo

Los Angeles

Long Beach

JFK

Newark

Otay Mesa

1303, 1305

1101, 1108, 1195

4115, 4196

3901, 3906

3801, 3807

3802

2304

2704, 2720, 2775

2709

4701

4601, 4670, 4671, 4770, 4772, 4778

2506

Phase II

Sept. 2, 2015

Miami

Memphis

Atlanta

Charleston

Seattle

Tacoma

Blaine

Boston

Los Angeles field office

New York field office

Baltimore field office

Buffalo field office

Detroit field office

Houston field office

Laredo field office

San Diego field office

5201, 5206, 5295, 5296, 5297

2006, 2095

1704

1601

3001, 3029, 3071, 3073, 3077, 3095

3002

3004

0401, 0417

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all ports

all remaining ports

all ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

Phase III

Sept. 16, 2015

San Francisco

El Paso

Atlanta field office

Chicago field office

Miami/Tampa field office

New Orleans field office

Seattle field office

2801, 2809, 2870

2402, 2479

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

Phase IV

Sept. 23, 2015

Boston field office

El Paso field office

San Francisco/Portland field office

San Juan field office

Tucson field office

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all remaining ports

all ports

all ports

Agency Participation. Some PGAs are already participating in pilot tests while others will begin this month at the initial 12 port locations. The pilot types and estimated launch dates for each PGA are as follows.

 

 

Type of Pilot

Agency/program

Est. start date

PGA MS

DIS

Agricultural Marketing Service

August

Y

Y

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Lacey Act

August

Y

N

APHIS – core

September

Y

Y

Food Safety and Inspection Service*

DIS pilot ongoing; expansion in August

Y

National Marine Fisheries Service

DIS pilot ongoing/ expansion in August

Y

Y

DOC Enforcement and Compliance

August

N

Y

Food and Drug Administration

August

Y

N

Centers for Disease Control

August

N

Y

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

DIS pilot ongoing

N

Y

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

August

Y

N

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

August

Y

N

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

August

Y

Y

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

August

Y

N

EPA

- ozone depleting substances**

- vehicles and engines***

- pesticides

PGA MS and DIS pilots ongoing; expansion in August

Y

Y

Fish and Wildlife Service

January 2016

Y

Y

EPA

- hazardous waste

PGA MS pilot ongoing (export)

Y

N

* currently effective at ports of Sweet Grass, Champlain, Buffalo, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, New York/Newark, Savannah, Wilmington, Los Angeles, LAX, Long Beach, Miami, San Francisco, San Francisco Airport, Oakland, and Seattle

** currently effective at ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and New York/Newark

*** currently effective at ports of Detroit, Port Huron and New York/Newark

CBP advises members of the trade community to continue to check online for an amended list of locations indicating which PGAs will be testing at each port as well as information on the expansion phases.

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