Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published CSMS# 16-000793 to announce a major change in the ACE transition timeline. The next mandatory go live date, October 1st, is now delayed until October 29th.

The Food & Drug Administration has proposed the following data requirements for the electronic filing of entries of FDA-regulated products in ACE.  The goal of adding these new required elements – many which are optional now – is to expedite automatic release of entries.

The FDA would like feedback on the entire proposal but especially on whether or not any given data element is needed to determine admissibility.

Tomorrow on July 23, 2016, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI System for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings.