By the end of 2016, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will require that all electronic cargo releases and entry summaries must be submitted using the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
On September 20, 2016 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) became the most recent Partner Government Agency (PGA) to have its shipments required to be filed through ACE. As we prepare to enter the fourth quarter of 2016, the remaining PGAs will be mandated to file through ACE as well.
Buckland has been proactive in ensuring that preparations for the transition to ACE are completed well ahead of schedule to so that client’s imports will not be impacted. Buckland has been filing all required PGA’s, even those which are not yet required. We have also been 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 from the CPB, please visit their website.