Updated Timeline for Mandatory Transition to ACE for Electronic Entry
Due to concerns about readiness, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reassessed their timelines for ACE deployment. They have adjusted the mandatory transition to ACE for electronic entry and entry summary filing as follows:
Nov. 1, 2015: Beginning of a transition period for electronic entry and entry summary filings in ACE to allow industry and participating government agencies more time to test and provide feedback as they fully transition into the new system. Use of ACE is allowed and encouraged for entry types 01, 03, 11, 51 and 52 with or without PGA data.
Feb. 28, 2016: At this time, filers will only be permitted to file in ACE, and no linger be permitted to file in ACS.
July 2016: Upon publication of the Final Rule, ACE must be used for filing AMS, APHIS Core, ATF, CDC, DCMA, DEA E&C, EPA, FSIS, FWS, NMFS and TTB data. Hybrid submissions will no longer be allowed.