February 10, 2015: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) says it plans to modify its National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Cargo Release in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
CBP is renaming the data element 'Buyer Employer Identification Number (consignee number)' to 'Consignee Number' and allowing authorized importers and licensed Customs brokers to submit the ACE Cargo Release entry and the Importer Security Filing (ISF) in a combined transmission to CBP.
The ACE Cargo Release data elements are now: (1) Importer of Record Number, (2) Buyer name and address, (3) Consignee Number, (4) Seller name and address, (5) Manufacturer/supplier name and address, (6) HTS 10-digit number, (7) Country of origin, (8) Bill of lading, (9) Bill of lading issuer code, (10) Entry number, (11) Entry type, (12) Estimated shipment value, and (13) Bill Quantity (The quantity of shipping units shown in the bill of lading).
CPB says the ACE Cargo Release test modifications began on February 10 2015 and will run until November 01, 2015.
ACE is an automated and electronic system for commercial trade processing which is intended to streamline business processes, facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, and foster participation in global commerce, while ensuring compliance with U.S. laws and regulations and reducing costs for the CBP.