The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is mandating the use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). There are two deadlines to be aware of:
- November 1, 2015 is the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing.
- February 28, 2016 is the mandatory use date of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process, as ACS will no longer be available.
ACE will provide a single access point for the trade community to report imports and exports to the U.S. government