In CSMS #16-000289, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided detailed information about the latest instructions for each specific Partner Government Agency (PGA). This latest message reviews:

  • What is a pilot
  • How to participate in a pilot if one is required
  • PGA and CBP contact information
  • Whether or not a pilot call is still required for each PGA
  • Additional PGA-specific instructions
  • Pilot status

The Automated Commercial Environment, or ACE, has been reshaping US importing and exporting for the last 12 months as the different trade processes, filings and reports  are implemented in the new CBP system.  What has all this meant for the trade and specifically for those operating in US Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs)?

With the next deadline of May 31st on the horizon, which includes the mandatory filing of some zone entries and entry summaries in ACE, and as more Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) are requiring electronic filing of data on these ACE filings, companies utilizing FTZs are looking for resources to help guide them with meeting this deadline.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) made a major announcement at Tuesday’s NAFTZ Legislative and Regulatory Seminar.

APHIS intends to phase out the long-standing exemption from the declaration requirement for reporting Lacey Act information on Type 06 entries from foreign-trade zones (FTZs).