U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to add entry type 52 (government – dutiable (other than the Defense Contract Management Command)) to its test of cargo release in the Automated Commercial Environment, which already covers entry types 01, 03 and 11. As a result, beginning on or about Nov. 18, importers and customs brokers participating in ACE will be able to electronically file a simplified entry for the release of cargo for entry type 52 for goods arriving at any port of entry by truck, rail, vessel and air as well as by mail, pedestrian and passenger (hand-carried).

Any party seeking to participate in this test must provide CBP as part of its request its filer code and the port(s) at which it is interested in filing ACE cargo release transaction data.

CBP notes that participants in this test who file ACE cargo release data must also file the corresponding entry summary in ACE. Alternatively, participants may file an ACE entry summary certified for release in lieu of an ACE cargo release. Upon receipt of the ACE cargo release data CBP will process the submission and transmit its cargo release decision to the importer or entry filer. If a subsequent submission is submitted, CBP's decision regarding the original submission will no longer be controlling. The merchandise will then be considered to be entered upon its arrival in the port of entry with the intent to unlade.

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