U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instituted a new rule last month (July 2019), requiring members of the trade community to report all in-bond exports, arrivals and diversions electronically through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). For now, air shipments will continue to be exempt from these requirements and trade members can still request manual posting by CBP for these shipments. CBP no longer accepts paper copies of the CBPF 7512 to perform arrival and export functionality. An ACE edit will issue a rejection if these actions are not performed. No date has been set for implementation of the provision requiring the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number requirement for Immediate Transportation movements. The Automated In-Bond Processing Business Process Document is the official publication which provides both CBP and the trade community with guidance, requirements and responsibilities when processing in-bond cargo. To view an electronic version of this document, click here.
Vilden's Customs filing products meet all ACE requirements. You are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding ACE or need assistance in meeting the new electronic reporting requirements.