The Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) was named best in the nation for the second year in a row by Site Selection magazine this month, just days after Georgia was announced as the best state for businesses for the sixth year running.

The FTZ was chosen by Site Selection magazine after a survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives and consultants. Among other qualifications, the survey measured each zone’s record of success, ease of access to data, and ability to cater to clients speaking different languages.

ACE Deployment G3 Information Notice

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced plans to finalize the rollout of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) in early 2018, with the next release due Dec. 9, 2017. On that date, CPB will deploy Statements, e214 (electronic Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) admissions), and Manufacturer ID (MID) Creation capabilities within ACE.

The final release is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2018, and will include Reconciliation, Liquidation and Drawback.

The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) President Erik O. Autor responded to CBP’s announced postponement from Sept. 16 to Dec. 9. “I am very pleased to report that CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced…that the planned Sept.16 date for the full transition of the core e214 functionality from ACS into ACE has been postponed until Dec. 9.