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Update on Transition from Air AMS to ACE

Monday, June 08, 2015
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the Air Automated Manifest System will be taken offline June 6 and that the Automated Commercial Environment will become the system of record for air manifests on June 7. The outage window and support procedures for this transition are detailed below.

Air Manifest: Air AMS will go offline at 3:00 PM EDT June 6 and air manifests will be brought online in ACE by 5:00 AM EDT June 7.

ACS Entry/Entry Summary: ACS will go offline at 3:00 PM EDT June 6 and will be brought back online no later than 5:00 PM EDT June 6. During this time CBP will not process FTZ admissions/e214s (all FZ and FT APP ID’s) or FDA prior notice WP transactions.

Air In-bond Transactions: Filers should not send QX/WX ABI in-bond transactions after 3:00 PM EDT June 6. After that time filers should wait until 5:00 AM EDT June 7 to submit air in-bond ABI requests via the new QP/WP transaction.

Air Manifest Query:  Filers should stop using the ABI IN transaction to query airway bills as of 3:00 PM EDT June 6. Filers should use the ACE ABI CQ query starting at 5:00 AM EDT June 7.

CBP states that all messages transmitted after 3:00 PM EDT June 6 will be held and processed once that component of the system is brought back online.

ACE Ocean, Rail, Truck Manifest and ACE Entry Summary: ACE multi-modal manifest and ACE entry summary will go offline between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM EDT June 6 and will be brought back online no later than 5:00 AM EDT June 7.

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