by Christopher Springer
Beginning Thursday, March 31, every entry that can be filed in ACE must be filed in ACE along with the Partner Government Agency (PGA) data for NHTSA and LACEY. If you have not filed ACE entries that fit the below requirements – or if you have any questions – please reach out to your QuestaWeb representative.
Some helpful references include:
• The updated ACE send document for QuestaWeb customers, which can be found here.
• Customs and Border Protection’s list of mandatory filings beginning March 31 is available here.
For the March 31, 2016 transition date, the lifecycle of an entry or entry summary filed in ACS prior to March 31 may be completed in ACS. Starting March 31, filers will be required to file in ACE – and no longer permitted to file in ACS – the following transactions:
• Electronic entry summaries associated with the following entry types, without PGA data:
o 01 – Consumption
o 03 – Consumption – Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
o 11 – Informal
o 23 – Temporary Importation Bond (TIB)
o 51 – Defense Contract Administration Service Region (DCASR)
o 52 – Government Dutiable
Thus, regardless of whether or not the underlying entry requires the submission of PGA data, the entry summary portion (the ACE AE entry summary filing) is required to be filed in ACE. Methods to file these transactions that are required in ACE on March 31 include:
o ACE Entry/Cargo Release followed by ACE Entry Summary (two-step process)
o ACS Entry (Release) followed by ACE Entry Summary (two-step process)
o ACE Entry Summary certified for ACE Entry/Cargo Release
o ACE Entry Summary certified for ACS Entry (Release)
• Electronic entries and/or corresponding entry summaries, associated with the entry types listed above, with data for the following agencies:
o Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for Lacey Act, unless paired with other PGA data on the same transaction
o National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), unless paired with other PGA data on the same transaction
o Disclaimers will be considered PGA data. If a NHTSA or APHIS Lacey Act entry is filed with a disclaimer for another PGA, the entry may still be filed in ACS after March 31, 2016. Interim procedures, as explained in CSMS 16-000232, may be followed for ACE filings with NHTSA or APHIS Lacey Act that are paired with another PGA’s data, including disclaimers.
The implementation of these capabilities through ACE means that the filing of the following transactions will no longer be accepted in ACS:
• Electronic entry summaries (Entry types 01, 03, 11, 23, 51 and 52) without PGA data
• Electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries (Entry types 01, 03, 11, 23, 51 and 52) with APHIS Lacey Act or NHTSA data, unless paired with other PGA data on the same transaction