ACE Application. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting comments through Aug. 15 on a proposal to revise its application to use the Automated Commercial Environment to reflect the addition of a new application for brokers, importers, sureties, attorneys and other parties to establish an ACE portal account to file protests. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE portal application for imported goods.

Trade members wishing to establish a protest filer account in ACE will need to submit the following data elements.

- organization information (protest filer number (EIN, SSN or CBP-assigned number), organization name and type, end of fiscal year, mailing address)

- ACE account owner information (name, date of birth, email address, telephone number, fax number (optional), account owner address (if different from company address))

- filing notification point of contact (name and email address)

CF 28. CBP is accepting comments through July 14 on the proposed extension without change of CBP Form 28, Request for Information. CBP is responsible for appraising imported merchandise by ascertaining its value, classifying goods under the tariff schedule and assessing a rate and amount of duty to be paid. When the invoice or other documentation does not provide sufficient information for appraisement or classification, CBP requests additional information by sending this form to importers or their agents.

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