The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced this week they are delaying the mandatory migration date of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to February 2016. Please keep in mind these two deadlines:
- November 1, 2015 is the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing.
- February 28, 2016 is the mandatory use date of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process, as ACS will no longer be available.
ACE will provide a single access point for the trade community to report imports and exports to the U.S. government. The intent of ACE is to reduce manual processes, eliminate the use of paper, and improve compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. MIQ Logistics is working to implement ACE on behalf of our customers, and we are providing a central source for information on this topic.