ACE Makes ITRAC Reports Obsolete

The advent of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) has brought about many changes to the way that import/export transactions are handled by the U.S. Government. As the program nears its complete rollout in terms of functionality, it is important to keep in mind how these changes affect trade compliance.  In terms of post-release compliance, many importers use FOIA Importer Trade Activity.. Read More

Fresh Produce Gets a Boost in Arizona

A new proposal from the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority has been selected to engage in further planning and development activities as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. This proposal would: upgrade existing air-conditioned dock space at the Nogales West land port of entry to food safety-certified refrigerated space improve CBP’s ability to safely handle and inspect seafood,.. Read More

CBP East Coast Trade Symposium – Arlington, VA

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium Trade Symposium will be held December 1-2, 2016, a Thursday and Friday, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The CBP East Coast Trade Symposium brings together government officials, customs brokers, trade partners, importers/exporters, and more to discuss the major changes and trends within Customs and Border Protection as well.. Read More

CBP Postpones Use of ACE for Liquidation, Drawback, Recon and More

CBP is postponing the mandatory use of the ACE for liquidation, drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface. Previously scheduled for Oct. 29, CBP has noted that additional time is needed and is now targeting January 2017 for the transition. Updates will be forthcoming. In the meantime, review our previous post related to filing Reconciliation in.. Read More

WESCCON 2016 – San Diego, CA

CASAS was at this year’s Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) held in San Diego, CA from October 13-15, 2016. The highlight of the conference was CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowski’s speech in which he spoke about the theme of the conference: “Navigating trade facilitation through the Single Window.” Check out his remarks on the state of trade in ACE here! Learn more about the.. Read More