This transition includes the mandatory use of ACE for liquidation, drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface. CBP is targeting January 2017 for the revised deployment and mandatory date and will provide additional clarification regarding the precise transition date in the coming weeks. All capabilities included in this transition that CBP has planned for the Certification environment (CERT) are operational in CERT. 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 (PGA) pilots. PGAs will provide additional information regarding the conclusion of their pilots as appropriate.
The information in this notice will be posted on cbp.gov by September 29. Please visit the ACE Mandatory Use Dates page on cbp.gov for more information: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/ace-mandatory-use-dates
Questions may be directed to AskACE@cbp.dhs.gov.