U.S. Customs and Border Protection has provided the following additional information about the Automated Commercial Environment functionality to be deployed Sept. 16. As of that date, non-ABI entry summary, duty deferral, e214 (electronic foreign-trade zone application), manufacturer ID creation, and importer security filing will be deployed in ACE and will no longer be supported in the Automated Commercial System.

Duty deferral. Data will be migrated from ACS to ACE, so even if the duty deferral process began in ACS, information submitted on or after Sept. 16 must be filed in ACE. Trade users will not need to re-enter duty deferral information in ACE that was transmitted to ACS.

The majority of duty deferral processing will remain the same in ACE as it has been in ACS, with only minor changes. As necessary, the trade may request that CBP reject the entry summary for corrections as the post-summary correction capability is not an option for entry type 08.

FTZ application (e214). Prior to Sept. 16 CBP will provide information on a cutover timeline for the migration of data and submissions to ACE.

ISF. The ACE portal will remain available for ISF submissions from small-volume filers (less than 12 a year) and for ocean manifest filers through existing manifest technical standards. Prior to deployment CBP will provide information on a cutover timeline for the migration of data and submissions to ACE.

There are minor software coding changes required for ISF ABI transmissions. Vendors and self-filers should ensure their software is up-to-date and able to transmit to CBP.

Manufacturer ID. ​​​​​​​Modifications or updates to existing MIDs must be undertaken by CBP. Requests for such changes may be made to a local port, a client representative, or Filers should ensure their software vendors have updated programs to support manufacturer name and address submissions in ACE.

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