The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a general notice stating that it will be conducting a National Customs Automation Program test concerning the transmission of required advance ocean and rail data through the Advanced Commercial Environment (ACE). CBP will start accepting applications for participation in the test immediately. Upon successful completion of the testing, CBP intends to publish a notice stating that ACE will be the only CBP-approved electronic data interchange (EDI) for submitting advance ocean and rail data and intends to amend the regulations as necessary. 75 Fed. Reg. 64737 (October 20, 2010).
(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)