ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP

ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a document intended to provide guidance on CBP processes during ACE system interruptions and to help trade partners develop their own downtime policies and procedures. CBP officials have also said they are working to minimize outages. The guidance is a document that will be revised as … [Read more...]

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud Federal prosecutors in New York announced the settlement of a lawsuit relating to a scheme to evade import duties. The case involved an investigation  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding an importer’s … [Read more...]

ACE Deployment G Updates

ACE Deployment G Updates ACE Deployment G will be the final deployment of ACE core trade processing capabilities. CBP will deploy using a phased approach over three releases between September 2017 and February 2018. The current deployment schedule is as follows: ACE Deployment G (September 16, 2017) – Non-ABI Entry Summary/Lineless (for CBP only), Duty Deferral, e214 … [Read more...]

CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey

CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the following CSMS (Cargo Systems Messaging Service) #17-000521: The following guidance is provided for entry and entry summary filing for cargo aboard ships that have been forced to divert due to Hurricane Harvey. Scenario 1: At the of time the … [Read more...]

OFAC: Settlement Agreement for Iran Sanction Violations

OFAC: Settlement Agreement for Iran Sanction Violations The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)  announced a $259,200 settlement with IPSA International Services, Inc. (IPSA) of Phoenix, Arizona. IPSA agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 72 apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. The … [Read more...]