U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to remind the trade community of the
upcoming Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Deployment B, scheduled for January 4, 2014. Deployment B is the second of seven planned deployments that will 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, the following new capabilities are being added:
• ACE Cargo Release
o Expansion of the ACE Cargo Release pilot to include foundational capabilities for ocean and rail manifest shipments
o Processing of In-bond transactions with partial quantities initially for air shipments in Deployment B
o 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
o ACE Entry Summary validations for simple duty calculations, i.e., duty
calculations on entry summary lines with a single Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification
• Partner Government Agency (PGA) Integration
o Expansion of the “PG00” record to reduce data duplication by the trade filer
o Single Accept/Reject message for the filer for cargo release response from CBP and PGAs
CBP will publish a Federal Register Notice (FRN) in the near future to announce the expansion of the ACE Cargo Release pilot to the ocean and rail modes of transportation. Additional information concerning Deployment B and the new ACE capabilities can also be found on the “What’s New with ACE?” page of CBP.gov/ACE. CBP will continue to provide ACE deployment information via the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS).