(HS Today – Amanda Vicinanzo)
Although importers and customs brokers have expressed concern that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will not meet the mandatory deadlines for transitioning to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) program, which will automate border processing, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) found CBP is on track to meet its milestones for the implementation of the ACE program.
However, CBP may miss future deadlines if it doesn’t implement the appropriate internal controls.
As part of a multi-year modernization effort, CBP began developing the ACE program in 2001 to automate border processing. By the end of 2016, ACE will become the primary system through which the trade community reports imports and exports to the government, which is responsible for determining admissibility. Click here to read more.
Related: U.S. Customs Chief: Single Window is Still Agency’s Top Priority (Journal of Commerce)