On May 24, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 18-000360, “Upcoming ACE Enhancements Announced.” Back in February of this year, CBP finished the last of the seven major scheduled core ACE deployments. And now CBP has received $30 million in funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to dedicate to enabling ACE enhancements.

The Customs Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) informs all of CBP’s goals and priorities, including which ACE enhancements will receive funding during FY 2018. Of course, the agency also engages with industry and congressional stakeholders in making these decisions.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently published CSMS #18-000317, an update on the steel and aluminum tariffs under Section 232.

Last night U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a CSMS on the steel and aluminum tariffs that came into effect today, using some very specific language toward foreign-trade zones.

All steel and aluminum imports subject to Section 232 duties must be admitted under Privileged Foreign (PF) status as of today, March 23. In addition, any steel or aluminum imports admitted under PF status prior to March 23 are still subject to the additional 25% steel tariff and 10% aluminum tariff.