Please see below details concerning the “Automated Commercial Environment” ACE M1 inventory control and manifest release notification system as reported by CBP Officer Jose Cajigas. Also, see attached ACE overview document for your guidance.
Attn: Ocean Manifest Users (MVOCCs, NVOCCs, terminal operators, port authorities, software developers, and other entities who receive notifications).
PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS' ENTIRETY.
If you are not yet filing your ocean manifest data via ACE e-Manifest: Rail and Sea, nor testing to become certified, the time to take action is NOW!
On September 29, 2012, ACS/AMS EDI Ocean Manifest functionality will be transitioned to ACE as part of the ACE eManifest: Rail and Sea Deployment. When this transition takes place, you will no longer be able transmit or receive data via ACS/AMS. Programming changes to comply with the modified record formats must be made in order to continue filing manifests electronically pursuant to the Trade Act of 2002.
The ACE Ocean Manifest Implementation Guidelines for CAMIR and X12 can be found at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/automated/modernization/ace_edi_messages/ Please review these guidelines and program accordingly.
Additional information on the ACE e-Manifest: Rail and Sea deployment including specific record changes can be found at:
NOTE: This deployment impacts not only MVOCCs but also NVOCCs, terminal operators, port authorities and other entities who receive secondary party notifications. If your company is doing business with others who may be impacted by these changes, please direct them to this message.
The ACE certification testing environment is now available for trade software testing. Please contact your Client Representative to begin testing.
On October 20, 2010, CBP published a Federal Register Notice (FRN), 75 FR 64737, announcing the next release of ACE concerning the transmission of required advance ocean and rail data through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
This notice described changes to functionality that impact ocean carriers.
In the near future, CBP plans to announce, in a Federal Register Notice, that ACE will be the only CBP-approved electronic data interchange (EDI) through which rail and sea manifests may be transmitted.
This Federal Register Notice, targeted for publication in March 2012, will announce a 6 MONTH timeframe for the transition to ACE and the decommissioning of ACS/AMS Ocean/Rail Manifest and related functionality. The 6 month timeframe will commence from the date of Notice publication in the Federal Register.
Please NOTE that all software changes MUST be made before the timeframe specified in the upcoming Federal Register Notice.
Additional information related to these programming changes can be found in the following Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) Messages:
- CSMS 12-000108 ACE Ocean/Rail Manifest Federal Register Notice Published
- CSMS 12-000085ACE Deployment of Ocean Manifest - Get Ready Now!
- CSMS 11-000261 Discontinued Use of CAMIR K01 (Edit) Record
- CSMS 11-000268 Changes to CAMIR of ACE Ocean Manifest
- CSMS 11-000304 Updates to CAMIR and X12 Sea and Rail IGs
- CSMS 11-000308 Information on ACE e-Manifest: Rail and Sea
- CSMS 12-000001 New Arrival Functionality in ACE M1
Please contact your assigned Client Representative to obtain the testing procedures and test guide.
The Cargo System Messaging Service will be the primary means of communicating with the trade community on this deployment. For information on how to subscribe, please go to:
CBP encourages all rail and sea carriers to apply for a free ACE Portal Account now. The ACE Portal Application is available on-line and may be submitted electronically. The URL for the online application is:
Questions related to ACE Portal Applications may be submitted to CBP at CBPCSPO@dhs.gov.
José E. Cajigas
Supervisory CBP Officer
Seaport Cargo Branch (CARIT)
#1 La Puntilla Street
San Juan, PR 00956
Regulatory Manager - North America
Inchcape Shipping Services
(As Agents Only)
Office: +1 337 474 3433
Fax: +1 337 474 3372
Mobile: +1 409 504 4303