U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to inform the trade community that the
upcoming Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) deployment, originally scheduled for February 9, 2019, has been postponed due to the recent government shutdown. This deployment included automation of CBP Form 5106, unique identifiers for Centers of Excellence and Expertise, and updates to the Generalized System of Preference (GSP). Deployment information, including new dates and resources, will be shared via CSMS and posted to CBP.gov/ACE as soon as new dates have been established.
As a reminder, our next bi-weekly ACE support call will take place on January 31, 2019 at 2pm ET. A full schedule and dial in information is available on our support page: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/ace-support.
Please note that the mandatory filing of drawback claims pursuant to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) is not impacted by the shutdown and will proceed as planned, regardless of funding status after February 15th. On February 24, 2019, all drawback claims must be filed as TFTEA drawback and must be done so electronically in ACE. The next monthly drawback call will be held January 30, 2018. More information can be found at this link: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/news/drawback.