by Christopher Springer
In early March, our local port brokers meeting with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) included a presentation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was very informative. FDA provided some easy- to-understand documentation, while CBP separately distributed a flyer that simplifies the 2016 ACE requirements.
There is no official mandatory date yet, and FDA pilot calls are still available and required for any commodity a filer has not yet done. Anyone who clears these commodities should reach out to their ABI rep and do it. It is eye-opening, and it will not be available for late adopters.
If you already have this literature, then I hope you found it informative. If you haven’t seen these documents, please review them as they will help in understanding ACE requirements.