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CBP’s New Announcement on the Transition of Duty Statements to ACE

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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On Wednesday, November 8th, CBP published a General Notice in the Federal Register announcing the transition of Daily and Preliminary Monthly Statements to ACE. “As of December 9th, 2017, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for generating, transmitting and updating daily and monthly statements, and ACE will no longer be a CBP authorized EDI system for such purpose”. The one exception is Reconciliation entries (type 09) which are scheduled to be deployed to ACE on February 24th, 2018.

Also scheduled to transition to ACE on December 9th is the ability to file e214’s, for FTZ admission, and
the creation and maintenance of Manufacturer ID’s (MID.

In addition to Reconciliation entries, the release scheduled for February 24th includes:
• Drawback: Support for core trade processing and
TFTEA provisions
• Liquidation
• Transition:
›Automated Surety Interface (ASI)
(Entry Summary Nightly, Entry Summary Quarterly, and Monthly Continuous Bond
Extracts)
• Reconciliation
• HTS Query
• eBond
› Drawback Bond Decrementation
› Continuous Bond Sufficiency

No additional ACE deployments are scheduled beyond this release at this time.

Free webinar on FTZs on 12/13 by US Fashion Industry Assn

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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From our friends at the US Fashion Industry Association:

  • The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) Program offers special procedures and benefits that help to promote American competitiveness and encourage US activity. An overview of the program will include financial and operational benefits, application and activation, compliance and best practices, and current hot topics including 321.
  • Join Trudy Huguet, Director of FTZ Services and Jennifer VanGundy, Compliance Manager at GEODIS, USFIA’s Customs Broker Partner, for a 30-minute webinar to recap this important program and to determine how you might benefit from becoming a foreign-trade zone user.
  • This webinar is part of USFIA’s Coffee Break Series, bringing you 30-minute, high-level webinars covering critical topics, so every level of your organization can access USFIA’s information and intelligence.
  • This free webinar will be recorded and distributed to everyone who registers–so register even if you can’t join live!

 

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Update: Guidance for cargo moving in-bond from an FTZ to bonded warehouse

Monday, September 12th, 2016

 

 

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In follow up to our recent blog post on this topic, US Customs has announced that it expects to deploy a fix on September 15 to address a glitch in ACE requires filers of certain in-bond entries to contact their CBP client representatives to intervene, for the time being, to generate an arrival message.

See CSMS 16-000803 for details.

 

 

ACE: System bug requires a call to CBP reps to process certain in-bond/FTZ entries

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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A glitch in ACE requires filers of certain in-bond entries to contact their CBP client representatives to intervene, for the time being, to generate an arrival message.

Per CSMS #16-000731:  For ACE Cargo Release entries moving in-bond from FTZ facilities to bonded warehouses, the bill of lading type “FTZ Withdrawal” doesn’t generate an arrival message which is necessary for ACE Cargo Release processing to occur.  For any entries in this scenario which remain in Admissible status after successful submission and manual release by Ports if applicable, please contact your Client Rep and reference existing ticket # INC000002914731.  The ACE Cargo Release team is working on an update which should be deployed to PROD by 9/9/2016.  An additional CSMS will be sent when the update has been deployed.

 

ACE: New CBP guidance on PGA Entry Type Codes

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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Per CSMS #16-000439:

This following advises which CBP Entry Type Codes will require Partner Government Agency data, (i.e., the PGA Message Set) when the entry types are deployed and the PGA is ready to accept them. Below is an explanation of the legend on the attached chart detailing PGA filing requirements by entry type code, and additional clarification on the Entry Type 06 Foreign Trade Zones.

Explanation:

• The word “Yes” in the entry type line/box indicates the PGA’s data is required for, the entry type when the entry contains the (HTS) commodities, regulated by that specific PGA.

• The word “No” indicates the PGA’s data is not required for the entry type.

  • TYPE 06 – Consumption, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ):
  • The PGA’s chose one of two options for requiring their PGA data:
    • At Cargo Release
      • Eleven (11) agencies require the PGA message set at Cargo Release, whether it is a Regular Type 06 or a Weekly Estimate:
        • ATF / AMS / APHIS / DEA / EPA / FDA / FDA / FSIS /FWS / OMC / and TTB
    • DUAL option
      • If a regular 06 entry is filed at cargo release, then the PGA data is required with the filing.
      • If a weekly estimate is filed at Cargo Release, the PGA data is required at Entry Summary, (no PGA data is to be sent with the weekly estimate).
      • Four (4) agencies opted for the dual option:
        • APHIS Lacey / CPSC / NHTSA and NMFS

Any questions can be referred to William.R.Scopa@CBP.DHS.GOV

 

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ACE: Are you (or your broker) ready for the July 23 cutover from ACS for filing these entry types?

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

seal_aceFrom the May 23, 2016, Federal Register:

Effective: July 23, 2016. ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings of certain entry types, and ACS will no longer be a CBP-authorized EDI system for purposes of processing the electronic filings specified in this notice. 

ACE as the Sole CBP-Authorized EDI System for the Processing of Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings

This notice announces that, effective July 23, 2016, ACE will be the sole CBP- authorized EDI system for the electronic entry and entry summary filings listed below, for all filers. These electronic filings must be formatted for submission in ACE, and will no longer be accepted in ACS.

  • 01—Consumption—Free and Dutiable
  • 02—Consumption—Quota/Visa
  • 03—Consumption—Antidumping/ Countervailing Duty
  • 06—Consumption—Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
  • 07—Consumption—Antidumping/Countervailing Duty and Quota/Visa Combination
  • 11—Informal—Free and Dutiable
  • 12—Informal—Quota/Visa (other than textiles)
  • 21—Warehouse
  • 22—Re-Warehouse
  • 23—Temporary Importation Bond (TIB)
  • 31—Warehouse Withdrawal— Consumption
  • 32—Warehouse Withdrawal—Quota
  • 34—Warehouse Withdrawal— Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
  • 38—Warehouse Withdrawal— Antidumping/Countervailing Duty & Quota/Visa Combination
  • 51—Defense Contract Administration Service Region (DCASR)
  • 52—Government—Dutiable
  • 61—Immediate Transportation
  • 62—Transportation and Exportation
  • 63—Immediate Exportation
  • 69—Transit (Rail only)
  • 70—Multi-Transit (Rail only)

ACS as the Sole CBP-Authorized EDI System for the Processing of Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings

Electronic entry and entry summary filings for the following entry types must continue to be filed only in ACS. CBP will publish a subsequent Federal Register Notice in the future when these entry and entry summary filings will be transitioned in ACE.

  • 08—NAFTA Duty Deferral
  • 09—Reconciliation Summary
  • 41—Direct Identification Manufacturing Drawback
  • 42—Direct Identification Unused Merchandise Drawback
  • 43—Rejected Merchandise Drawback
  • 44—Substitution Manufacturer Drawback
  • 45—Substitution Unused Merchandise Drawback
  • 46—Other Drawback

Due to Low Shipment Volume, Filings for the Following Entry Types Will Not Be Automated in Either ACS or ACE

  • 04—Appraisement
  • 05—Vessel—Repair
  • 24—Trade Fair
  • 25—Permanent Exhibition
  • 26—Warehouse—Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) (Admission)
  • 33—Aircraft and Vessel Supply (For Immediate Exportation)
  • 64—Barge Movement
  • 65—Permit to Proceed
  • 66—Baggage

 

ACE: On June 15, ACE will be the only system to process certain FDA entry types

Monday, May 16th, 2016

FDA-LogoFrom today’s Federal Register:

Effective June 15, 2016, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for electronic entries and entry summaries for merchandise that is subject to import requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), associated with the certain entry types listed below.

Other FDA entry types will processed solely in ACS, and the remainder will not be automated in either ACE or ACS.   CBP will publish a subsequent Federal Register Notice in the near future when the additional entry and entry summary filings will be transitioned in ACE.

ACE as the Sole CBP-Authorized EDI System for the Processing of Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings Accompanied by FDA Data

  • 01—Consumption—Free and Dutiable
  • 03—Consumption—Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
  • 06—Consumption—Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
  • 11—Informal—Free and Dutiable
  • 23—Temporary Importation Bond (TIB)
  • 51—Defense Contract Administration Service Region (DCASR)
  • 52—Government—Dutiable

ACS as the Sole CBP-Authorized EDI System for the Processing of Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings

  • Electronic entry and entry summary filings for the following entry types must continue to be filed only in ACS:
    • 02—Consumption—Quota/Visa
    • 07—Consumption—Antidumping/ Countervailing Duty and Quota/Visa Combination
    • 08—NAFTA Duty Deferral
    • 09—Reconciliation Summary
    • 12—Informal—Quota/Visa (other than textiles)
    • 21—Warehouse
    • 22—Re-Warehouse
    • 22—Re-Warehouse
    • 31—Warehouse Withdrawal— Consumption
    • 32—Warehouse Withdrawal—Quota
    • 34—Warehouse Withdrawal— Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
    • 38—Warehouse Withdrawal— Antidumping/Countervailing Duty & Quota/Visa Combination
    • 41—Direct Identification Manufacturing Drawback
    • 42—Direct Identification Unused Merchandise Drawback
    • 43—Rejected Merchandise Drawback
    • 44—Substitution Manufacturer Drawback
    • 45—Substitution Unused Merchandise Drawback
    • 46—Other Drawback
    • 61—Immediate Transportation
    • 62—Transportation and Exportation
    • 63—Immediate Exportation
    • 69—Transit (Rail only)
    • 70—Multi-Transit (Rail only)

Due to Low Shipment Volume, Filings for the Following Entry Types Will Not Be Automated in Either ACS or ACE 

  • 04—Appraisement
  • 05—Vessel—Repair
  • 24—Trade Fair
  • 25—Permanent Exhibition
  • 26—Warehouse—Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) (Admission)
  • 33—Aircraft and Vessel Supply (For Immediate Exportation)
  • 64—Barge Movement
  • 65—Permit to Proceed
  • 66—Baggage

 

ACE: Update on FTZ weekly entries with PGAs

Friday, January 8th, 2016

seal_aceWhen a weekly FTZ entry is subject to a PGA release, US Customs originally intended that requisite declarations be made on the weekly estimate (Cargo Release (SE)).  However, as many in the trade know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the APHIS-Lacey declarations require actual amounts to be declared versus estimates.

Therefore, with the launch of ACE, CBP and these PGAs have determined that these declarations should be made on the Entry Summary (AE) submissions which are transmitted at the end of the weekly withdrawals, and the actual quantities entering the commerce are known.

ABI vendors have been instructed to make this change to their software and CBP intends to have this functionality in place by January 15, 2016.

The FDA is also considering this policy and should make a determination shortly.

For non-weekly FTZ entries, these declarations will continue to be required on the type ‘06’ Cargo Release transmission.