U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released the following information on Automated Commercial Environment capabilities being deployed this fall.
Multiple Holds. Effective Oct. 15 ACE is able to process multiple holds on either a manifest or entry in both the certification and production environments. Holds may be placed by CBP or select agencies with direct hold authority (the Food and Drug Administration and the Fish and Wildlife Service) or through requests from other agencies. These holds can be placed and/or removed independently from each other. All holds must be resolved prior to CBP issuing a 1C (“Customs released”) message.
Cargo Release/Entry Summary. ACE will accept entry and entry summary types 23 (temporary importation bond) and 06 (consumption – foreign-trade zone) in the certification and production environments effective Oct. 17. ACE FTZ entries allow for submitting active and inactive HTS codes, filing ACE entry summary certified for ACE cargo release, filing weekly FTZ estimates (not allowed if certified from summary), and designation of privileged foreign status.
CBP notes that entry types 06 and 23 are currently unavailable for HTS numbers with quota requirements.
Expedited Release Programs. ACE capabilities to support expedited release programs for truck and rail (BRASS, FAST and Line Release) are scheduled to be deployed to the certification and production environments on Oct. 31. More details will be issued when these capabilities are launched.
New Reports Layout. An updated user interface for reports functionality is scheduled for deployment in November. The updated layout will include a new landing page, a tabular reports structure and revised training resources page. Between November and December the new tabular model will run in parallel with the existing folder structure to allow users time to familiarize themselves with the new layout. CBP notes that upon full transition to the new layout in December approximately 90 percent of legacy public/canned reports will be retired due to infrequent use.