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CBP Modifies Deadline for ACE Mandatory Use Date

CBP published CSMS #16-000093 where they announce a change to the February 28, 2016 mandatory use date for ACE. Additional details can be found on CBP’s website. Beginning February 28, 2016, CBP will stagger the deactivation of their legacy system, ACS, and the enforcement of ACE, the new “single window” for reporting imports and exports to the U.S. government.

Although the new deadline for certain ACE entry/entry summary/PGA combinations is now March 31 (with certain other combinations to become mandatory as early as May 28), Roanoke Trade continues to encourage all customs brokers to migrate to ACE as soon as possible. It is very important to pay close attention to the new ACE Transition Timeline attached to the CSMS to understand what is required and when.