US Customs Roundup

ACE Mandatory Usage Effective July 23rd
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that effective July 23rd, 2016 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be the sole CBP authorized EDI system for the electronic entry and entry summary filings for all entry types.

All filers and all electronic filings must be formatted for submission in ACE and will no longer be accepted in Automated Commercial System (ACS).

For more details including Participating Government Agencies (PGA) timeline, please click here.

Drawback Claims and Document Requirements for Exportations
On August 7th, 2015 the final rule was published regarding the regulations of 19 CFR parts 181 and 191. These parts were amended to remove the requirement for actual pen and ink signature when documents are issued electronically.

This applies to drawback claims not liquidated as of August 7th, 2015 and does not apply to claims liquidated prior to August 7th, 2015 but protested. For more information, please click here.

CBP Posts Fact Sheet on De Minimis Exemption
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted a fact sheet that provides additional information on the increase in the de minimis value exemption from $200 to $800 that went into effect on March 10th, 2016.

The procedures and restrictions for release, which are outlined in the fact sheet, remain the same as those that applied under the previous $200 limit. Click here for the fact sheet.

AMS Removes Cotton Import De Minimis Provisions
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) amended the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations to remove the cotton import de minimis provision.

This will be effective July 15th, 2016. For the Federal Register notice, click here.

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