Reconciliation + Drawback in ACE Deploying July 8 – POSTPONED

UPDATE: Deployment has been delayed until further notice.

On June 27, 2017, U.S. CBP released the following CSMS #17-000375:

“CBP is rescheduling the last primary deployment of core trade processing capabilities in ACE which had been scheduled for July 8, 2017. This deployment includes liquidation (with the exception of the previously deployed electronic posting of the Notices of Liquidation on CBP.gov), reconciliation, drawback, duty deferral, collections and the Automated Surety Interface (ASI).

We have been conducting ongoing, rigorous testing to ensure these capabilities will operate successfully. Our latest efforts have revealed areas specific to collections that are in need of further testing before these capabilities can be deployed. Consequently, we are postponing the July 8, 2017 deployment, and are in the process of replanning. We will communicate further information as soon as possible.

The rescheduled deployment date will be published in a Federal Register Notice at least 30 days in advance of the actual deployment/mandatory transition.

For any questions please contact your CPH Trade Compliance specialist.


Previous announcement (published prior to postponement):

On July 8, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy a series of new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) capabilities to support Reconciliation + Drawback in ACE.

The below is some additional information regarding the changes to the Reconciliation process in ACE. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding this deployment in ACE capabilities.

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?

The current format in which you supply the Reconciliation aggregate spreadsheet will change.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  1. If you’re already working on your aggregate spreadsheet, then you must have it READY + FILED with CASAS by Friday June 30, 2017. We must file by July 7th in order to keep the current formats ahead of the July 8th change.
  2. If you have not started preparing an aggregate spreadsheet, we ask that you hold off on working on the aggregate spreadsheet until we provide further information on what you will need to provide in the month of July to proceed with the new Reconciliation process.

As of now, this update only affects the aggregate spreadsheet/line item spreadsheet. The formats for the Cost Submission Form 247 and its exhibits do not change.

To continue using current version of reconciliation process, please complete and send to CASAS for processing on or before June 30th. You can email your recon information here: recons@casasinternational.com.

If you already provided CASAS recon information thank you very much!
Please keep the above in mind for next year’s recon.

For questions, please contact Gloria Vidaña at 619-710-4618.


Other related articles: Reconciliation in ACE
CBP news on the changes https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/news/recon

Official Notice regarding Reconciliation
Official Notice regarding Drawback

Sources: NCBFAA, U.S. CBP


 

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