ACE “Deployment B” - Expanded cargo release capabilities 

January 3:  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a reminder of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) “Deployment B” scheduled for January 4, 2014. CSMS #14-000005 (January 3, 2014).

As noted in the CBP release, Deployment B is the second of seven planned deployments to deliver new and enhanced features in ACE, in support of CBP’s plan to complete core trade processing capabilities in ACE and decommission corresponding capabilities in the legacy system by the end of 2016.

With ACE Deployment B, new capabilities include:

  • Expansion of the ACE cargo release pilot program to include foundational capabilities for ocean and rail manifest shipments
  • Processing of in-bond transactions with partial quantities initially for air shipments in Deployment B
  • Build-out of ACE cargo release data, extending the Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR) to specify required data elements, syntax and format, enabling the build out for additional entry transactions
  • ACE entry summary validations for simple duty calculations, i.e., duty calculations on entry summary lines with a single Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification

CBP stated that a future notice will announce the expansion of the ACE Cargo Release pilot to the ocean and rail modes of transportation.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022

Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057

John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614

Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617

Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094

Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.

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