CBP Announces ACE as Sole EDI System for FDA

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In a Federal Register (FRN) notice to be published on May 16, 2016 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will announce that beginning June 15, 2016 the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be the singular electronic data exchange (EDI) method for “processing electronic entries and entry summaries associated with the entry types specified in this notice, for merchandise that is subject to the import requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

The following entry types that contain FDA-required merchandise will be required to have their entries and entry summaries filed in ACE:

  • 01 – Consumption-Free and Dutiable
  • 03 – Consumption-Antidumping/Countervailing Duties
  • 06 – Consumption-Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
  • 11 – Informal-Free and Dutiable
  • 23 – Temporary Importation Bond (TIB)
  • 51 – Defense Contract Administration Service Region (DCASR)
  • 52 – Government-Dutiable

Beginning June 15, 2016 the legacy Automated Commercial System (ACS) will no longer be a CBP-authorized EDI system for the specified electronic filings. The full FRN can be accessed at:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-11479.pdf

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