U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advised that it is again postponing the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment for:
- duty deferral
Originally this transition had been scheduled to take place Oct. 29 but CBP says that additional time is needed for stakeholders to prepare and for the agency to gather public comment on the associated regulatory changes.
CBP is now targeting January 2017 for the transition and will provide additional clarification regarding the precise date in the coming weeks.
CBP encourages trade users to take advantage of the additional time to test their software fully.
CBP also encourages the trade community to continue to participate in ACE partner government agency pilots, noting that PGAs will provide additional information regarding the conclusion of their pilots as appropriate.
Check out the updated info here: ACE