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ACE Transition Continues May 28; New Info on FDA, Drawback, Other Entry Types

Monday, May 16, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The next step in the transition from the Automated Commercial System to the Automated Commercial Environment will take place May 28 with the mandatory filing of additional entries and entry summaries in ACE. CBP has also announced that most electronic entries and entry summaries for goods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration must be filed in ACE as of June 15.

First Phase. Filing in ACE is currently mandatory for the following transactions.

- electronic entry summaries associated with the following entry types with no participating government agency data: 01 (consumption), 03 (consumption – antidumping/countervailing duty), 11 (informal), 23 (temporary importation under bond), 51 (Defense Contract Administration Service Region) and 52 (government – dutiable) 

- electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries associated with the above entry types with Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (for Lacey Act transactions) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, unless paired with other participating government agency data

Second Phase. Beginning May 28, ACS will no longer be available and ACE must be used for the following transactions.

- electronic entries (in addition to entry summaries) associated with the above entry types with no PGA data

- electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries for entry type 06 (consumption – foreign-trade zone) with no PGA data

Third Phase. CBP has announced that effective June 15 electronic entry and entry summary filings for goods subject to FDA import requirements and associated with entry types 01, 03, 06, 11, 23, 51 and 52 must be filed in ACE. CBP states that it will continue to monitor the FDA filing rates in ACE and will reassess the transition completion date for FDA filings should there be a need to avoid a substantial adverse impact on trade.

Fourth Phase. CBP anticipates publishing in the near future a Federal Registernotice announcing when the electronic entry and entry summary filings for the following entry types will be transitioned into ACE.

- 02: consumption – quota/visa

- 07: consumption – AD/CV duty and quota/visa

- 08: NAFTA duty deferral

- 09: reconciliation summary

- 12: informal – quota/visa (other than textiles)

- 21: warehouse

- 22: re-warehouse

- 31: warehouse withdrawal – consumption

- 32: warehouse withdrawal – quota

- 34: warehouse withdrawal – AD/CV duty

- 38: warehouse withdrawal – AD/CV duty and quota/visa combination

- 41: direct identification manufacturing drawback

- 43: rejected merchandise drawback

- 44: substitution manufacturer drawback

- 45: substitution unused merchandise drawback

- 46: other drawback

- 61: immediate transportation

- 62: transportation and exportation

- 63: immediate exportation

- 69: transit (rail only)

- 70: multi-transit (rail only)

Entry Types Not Automated. CBP states that due to low shipment volume filings for the following entry types will not be automated in either ACS or ACE.

- 04: appraisement

- 05: vessel – repair

- 24: trade fair

- 25: permanent exhibition

- 26: warehouse – FTZ admission

- 33: aircraft and vessel supply (for immediate exportation)

- 64: barge movement

- 65: permit to proceed

- 66: baggage

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