Edition 3: September 2015   
Go GlobalWorld Trade Center Miami
Air & Sea Cargo Americas
Message from Chairman

Lenny FeldmanLenny Feldman
World Trade Center Miami

Customs Grants Partial Reprieve to Importers & Customs Brokers to Automate Entry Processes, But Intends to Proceed with New Electronic Manifest Tests

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have announced that in response to industry and government concerns, it is pushing back the deadline for mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for all electronic entry and entry summary filing from Nov. 1, 2015, to Feb. 28, 2016. CBP recently set forth the following revised schedule:

Nov. 1, 2015 – Beginning of a transition period, ACE will be allowed and encouraged for electronic entry and entry summary filings for entry types 01, 03, 11, 51 and 52, with or without PGA data.

Feb. 28, 2016 – ACE required for all electronic entries and entry summaries. In addition, electronic Food and Drug Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Lacey Act) data must be filed in ACE.

July 2016 (date to be determined) – ACE required for the following agencies: Agricultural Marketing Service, APHIS (core), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Defense Contract Management Agency, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Drug Enforcement Agency Enforcement and Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Fish and Wildlife Service (contingent on FWS having its regulatory revisions in place before the CBP final rule is published), National Marine Fisheries Service and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Note that the Oct. 1, 2016, deadline remains for mandatory use of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process.  Importers and customs brokers still are highly encouraged to participate in these PGA test pilots to prepare for the transition.




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Air & Sea Cargo Conference

The Air Cargo/SeaCargo Americas Show will be held in Miami, Florida from November 4-6, 2015. The exhibition will feature over 150 companies.   Attendees will be able to meet air and sea cargo companies, service providers, industry suppliers, freight forwarders and customs brokers during the two and one-half day exhibition.

The conference will include the following sessions featuring leaders in the industry 

  • Trade Trends in the Americas
  • Increasing Productivity of Airports and Seaports
  • The Future of Air Cargo in the Western Hemisphere: Key Issues and Trends
  • Cargo Transportation Innovations, Going Green
  • Reducing Supply Chain Risk
  • Perishable Trade Trends
  • United Nations Procurement Opportunities
  • Update  on Trade Opportunities in Cuba
  • Developing Tomorrow’s Transportation and Logistics Leaders