By October 1, 2016 the use of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be mandatory for all remaining electronic portions of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cargo process. Implementation of ACE began in 2015 and over the course of the transition has been moving toward a simplified process for submitting data and interacting with the CBP and Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to facilitate the importing and exporting of goods.
ACE is working closely with Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to implement the Single Window, which is part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) initiative. Key single window capabilities have been deployed, including the Document Image System (DIS), PGA Interoperability, and the PGA Message Set.[i] The improvements to the process will result in a more automated process and elimination of paper. Compliance with U.S. laws and regulations will be easier for the International trade community through these improved measures.
Buckland has been proactive in ensuring that preparations for the transition to ACE are completed well ahead of schedule to ensure that our client’s imports will not be impacted. Buckland has been filing all required PGA’s, even those which are not yet required as well as working with our forwarders and carriers to be sure that they are also sufficiently prepared. ACE is changing the way that we do business and we encourage you to contact Buckland to find out how this affects you.
For more information about ACE, please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated
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