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Jan. 14 ACE Transition Will Not Include ISF, Automated Surety Interface

Monday, January 09, 2017
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Jan. 6 that importer security filings will not be transitioned to the Automated Commercial Environment, and the full Automated Surety Interface will not be deployed, on Jan. 14 as previously scheduled. CBP states that it will issue further notification on the ISF deployment date in the near future and that an interim solution developed with sureties will be in place until ASI is deployed in full at a later date.

CBP is still planning to deploy drawback, duty deferral, reconciliation, liquidation, collections, and statements in ACE as of Jan. 14. CBP states that it will begin the migration of legacy data to ACE at 5:00 p.m. EST on Jan. 13, at which point filers will no longer be able to add or replace reconciliation, drawback, or duty deferral transactions in the Automated Commercial System. If updates are required to reconciliation, drawback, or duty deferral transactions filed in ACS prior to this cutover, filers will need to work with the ports or Centers of Excellence and Expertise as appropriate.

CBP will have an extended ACE outage period for this deployment beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST on Jan. 14 and targeted to conclude at 8:00 a.m. EST on Jan. 15. This outage will affect all ACE applications, including manifest and cargo release.

CBP plans to disseminate an update on the cutover timeframe specific to statements during the week of Jan. 9.

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