The first deadline is fast approaching – May 1st!
What is Ace? See our blog post
Here are the deadlines as posted by the CBP:
- May 1, 2015: The deadline for mandatory use of ACE for all electronic manifest filing.
- Nov. 1, 2015: The deadline for mandatory use of ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing.
- Oct. 1, 2016: The deadline for mandatory use of ACE for all remaining portions of the CBP cargo process.
The official date for filing electronic air manifests in ACE is May 1, but because the technical changes for air manifest data will take place May 2 to minimize operational impact during the normal work week, May 3 will be the first day on which electronic air import manifests will be processed in ACE. Electronic manifest filing for cargo transported by truck, ocean and rail is already mandatory in ACE.
The next deadline is November 1, 2015 and the following data must be submitted to CBP via ACE beginning November 1st – All electronic cargo release (formerly referred to as entry, CBP Form 3461, or simplified entry) and entry summary (formerly referred to as CBP form 7501). As of this date, electronic entries and related entry summaries will no longer be accepted in ACS.