(STR Trade Report)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced an enhancement to the filing of certain in-bond transactions in the Automated Commercial Environment and is working toward the filing of continuous and single transaction bonds in ACE as well.
CBP reports that on Aug. 23 it enhanced the ACE Secure Data Portal’s in-bond arrival and export capabilities by providing carriers the ability to arrive, export and cancel in-bond transactions associated to bills of lading with the carrier’s standard carrier alpha code. CBP states that prior to this enhancement the ACE Portal’s in-bond arrival and export functionality was only used by truck carriers for in-bond transactions filed via a truck e-manifest. Now, as part of an effort to reduce in-bond arrival and export processing at the port level, all carriers may process notifications to CBP for in-bond transactions filed via ocean and rail manifests or from the Automated Brokers Interface’s QP application through the portal. Once CBP transitions the Air Automated Manifest System into ACE, air in-bond transactions will also have this capability. Read more here.