U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated its schedule for deploying additional functionality to the Automated Commercial Environment.

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ACE Portal. Deployment of a launch button to the migrated arrive/export in-bonds user interface and a link to the ACE entry summary UI for PGA users is still anticipated, as are reference tab updates, edit functionality for account data for all account types, user access management, blanket declarations, and document upload/management functionality for facilities and foreign-trade zones. CBP has now added a fourth phase, slated for February or March, that will transition additional capabilities such as statements, change history, and conveyance template uploads.

Bill of Lading. The deployment of functionality to release ocean cargo at the lowest shipment level remains on schedule for March 5.

Collections. Functionality automating the budget clearing account process, enabling improved reconciliation of open receivables, integrating the port collections process into ACE collections, and enabling the entry lifecycle to be contained in one system is still anticipated in October 2023.

Currency Exchange. Functionality providing clear, concise daily currency information for all users to follow during entry processing has been pushed back from March to April.

Drawback. Functionality allowing for the mass liquidation of drawback entries/claims (entry type 47) remains on track for May 2023.

CBP still has yet to provide an updated schedule for a new indicator that filers will use to show if they are submitting a substitution claim or a direct identification claim for drawback provisions 56 and 70 under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Entry Summary. Still anticipated this October is the deployment of entry summary query updates that will incorporate data elements from collections and move the query from legacy ACE to new ACE.

HTS. Migration of remaining Harmonized Tariff Schedule administrative user interface, HTS query, and data conversion is expected in April.

Immediate Delivery. An enhancement that will allow filers to transmit an ID request on an entry and will populate the data in ACE Cargo Release and Entry Summary remains on track for this September.

Reconciliation. An enhancement that includes three new records to capture original reconciliation amounts for double-flagged entries (56-record (original value duty detail), 57-record (additional original value duty detail), and 58-record (original amount revenue detail) was successfully deployed Jan. 19.

SEACATS. Transition of the Automated Surety Interface Seized Assets and Case Tracking System from ACS to ACE is still scheduled for this spring.

UFLPA. A new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act region alert remains scheduled for March 18. This alert will add three validations to be performed when the country of origin is China for entry and for manufacturer identification code creation for both trade and CBP users: (1) postal code will be a required field, (2) users will receive an error message if the postal code provided is not a valid Chinese postal code, and (3) users will receive a warning message when a Uyghur region postal code has been provided. CBP states that it will also provide the ability to update an existing MID with a postal code.

In addition, CBP still plans to deploy this May an enhancement that will created an automated process for admissibility reviews and exception requests for UFLPA detentions. This will include automating the completion and issuance of the CBP form 6051D and attachment 2B as well as a public site to which the trade can upload documentation and submit for CBP review and from which CBP can track, review, and determine final dispositions.

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