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Customs and Border Protection Revised Schedule for ACE Post Release Deployment

Wednesday, August 3, 2017

Customs and Border Protection Revised Schedule for ACE Post Release Deployment

The final core trade processing capabilities that were scheduled to be moved to ACE on July 8, 2017 have been rescheduled and will now roll out in three separate phases.  These core processes include Statements, Collections, Reconciliation, Drawback, Duty Deferral, Liquidation, (with the exception of the previously deployed electronic posting of Notices of Liquidation on CBP.gov) and the Automated Surety Interface (ASI).

The current phased deployment schedule is as follows:

  • ACE Deployment G (September 16, 2017) – Non-ABI Entry Summary/Lineless (for CBP only), Duty Deferral, e214 (electronic Foreign Trade Zone admission) and Manufacturer ID Creation.  These capabilities will mostly be behind-the-scenes for CBP with minimal impact on the trade.
  • ACE Deployment G (December 16, 2017) – Statements.  The Statements cutover plan is currently under review and will be provided as soon as possible.
  • ACE Deployment G (February 24, 2018) – Reconciliation, ACE Core Drawback and Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) Drawback, Liquidation and Automated Surety Interface (ASI)

CBP has released guidance on the transition of the capabilities to ACE that addresses high level changes and provides ACE programming resources at:


Open letter from NCBFAA regarding the transition of ACE

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Open letter from NCBFAA regarding the transition of ACE 

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. sent a second open letter encouraging their members to share information regarding the transition to the ACE environment as follows:

The NCBFAA is fully committed to the success of the ACE migration. To that end we are working with a broad range of private and public sector groups and individuals to ensure that the transition to this new way of doing business is as seamless and efficient as possible.

To help you better understand the current status of the ACE/ITDS migration, we are providing you with this Second Open Letter to Importers and Exporters on ACE, which sets forth the NCBFAA’s perspective on the issues. NCBFAA believes the points it makes are very important and encourages you to share this letter with your clients at your earliest convenience.