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CBP Delays Deployment of ACE Consolidated Express Filing

U.S. Customs Border and Protection announced the deployment of the consolidated express filing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be delayed until July 27.

The new capabilities allow for the consolidation of informal entry summaries to be processed in the express consignment environment. The enhancement will automate what is currently a manual process. These changes will allow automated consolidated express filings to be filed as a type 11 informal entry summary, and users will be able to make electronic duty payments via daily statements.

“Today these transactions are filed non-ABI (Automated Broker Interface) and are burdensome due to the manual processing and extensive paperwork required,” CBP said in a June 4 trade information notice. “With this deployment, authorized filers will be able to file electronically in ACE and will no longer have to submit paper nor mail in checks to pay duties for these filings.”

CBP said that manifest paperwork will only be required if requested by the agency. Requested manifest paperwork would need to be submitted via a document imaging system.

Merchandise processing fees will continue to be collected on a quarterly basis.

The agency also said that manual processing via non-ABI will still be available to filers.

CBP will host support calls to answer any questions or concerns regarding the new consolidated express filing system. The calls will be held daily at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm EST from July 25 through July 31. Interested parties should call 877.336.1828 and, when prompted, enter the code 6124214.

The launch of the new functionality was originally scheduled for June 15.