CBP extends air cargo advance screening pilot program 

April 22: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice announcing that it is extending the air cargo advance screening (ACAS) pilot period through October 26, 2013 and reopening the application period for new participants for 30 days.

The pilot program is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of the required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to?or transiting through?the United States.


Today's notice [PDF 14 KB] provides a description of the ACAS pilot, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.


The original pilot program was launched in October 2012 (TaxNewsFlash-Trade & Customs (October 23, 2012)), and the application period ended November 23, 2012. In December 2012, CBP reopened the pilot program for 15 days (TaxNewsFlash-Trade & Customs (December 21, 2012)).



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