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September 24, 2015

ACE: Important Dates to Know


The delay for full implementation of the ACE is great news to most as it allows more time to prepare for the upcoming changes in technology and processes; however, companies are not encouraged to rest on their laurels during this “break.” It is only a few short months before the first of many implementation deadlines begins.

ACE Dates You Need to Know

November 1, 2015: ACE is available for use. Companies are “allowed and encouraged” to use it to electronically file entries and entry summaries for informal, anti-dumping, consumption, defense and government agencies.

February 28, 2016: Use of ACE becomes mandatory.  ACS, the previous system will longer be valid. Data for the Food and Drug Administration, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be migrated over to the new system.

July 2016: ACE will be required for Automated Manifest System, APHIS Core, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Centers for Disease Control, Defense Contract Management Agency, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Drug Enforcement Agency, International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau.  Fish and Wildlife will follow.

December 2016: Mandatory deadline for full implementation of ACE Single Window system to report and process all data for imports and exports.

Visit CBP’s ACE website for more information.

ACE dates

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