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CSMS #12-000438
  Title: ACE In-Bond Processing Issues and Interim Solutions
  Date: 10/26/2012 3:42:44 PM
  To: Automated Broker Interface, Ocean Manifest, Rail Manifest, Truck Manifest
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When ACE replaced AMS, new edits were put in place to improve tracking of in-bond shipments and 
ensure that shipments reported as arrived were actually arriving at the intended ports of entry. The edits that were put in place have had an impact on in-bond processing. CBP is working on internal solutions as an interim step to resolve these processing issues until permanent fixes can be made.  

The solution involves setting the in-bond status indicators internally to “arrived” upon the first container arrival but will still allow CBP to properly track and close the rest of the in-bond at container or bill of lading level. 

The attached in-bond processing help document provides interim guidance and mitigation scenarios to assist carriers and/or their filers to process in in-bond transactions. 

During this interim period, CBP users at ports of entry can provide assistance with arrival at the in-bond level if issues arrive.  

Additionally, CBP Officers at ports of entry can generate subsequent in-bond moves manually from trade submitted CBP 7512 forms when needed.  

Caution should be taken to ensure that the examination has been completed at the first port prior to manually posting this arrivalat the first port.  Arrival in the second port will prevent transfers for exam from being processed in the first port.

  Attachment(s): ACE_inbond_processing_Help_v3_OCT_26_2012.pdf