The U.S. Customs and Broder Protection (CBP) published a federal notice March 27, 2015 that extends the ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) cargo release pilot program to now include split shipments, in-bond movements, partial shipments and Type 03 entries (those subject to countervailing and anti-dumping duties). These changes take affect retroactively on March 1, 2015.
Previously, the CBP allowed participating importers and brokers to file for release of only Type 01 and Type II by truck and excluded split shipments, partial shipments and in-bond movements. The March federal notice stated the following changes:
“This notice announces that, as an addition to Type 01 and Type 11 entries, CBP is now allowing brokers and importers, who are also ACE participants, to file, for air, ocean, rail, and truck modes of transportation, a simplified entry for release of cargo subject to an antidumping or countervailing duty proceeding, which ACS termed Type 03 entries… This notice also announces that CBP is now allowing ACE-participating brokers and importers to file for release of cargo transported by truck that are split shipments, partial shipments, entry on cargo that has been moved in-bond from the first U.S. port of unlading.”
To be eligible for participation, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a self-filing broker or importer with the capability to file Ace Entry Summaries that are certified for cargo release.
- Show evidence you intend to file ACE entry summaries in accordance with the terms and conditions of the program.
For more information on how to participate, go to: