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U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Deploy Reconciliation Capabilities in ACE

February 23, 2018   |   Compliance

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On February 24, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy Reconciliation capabilities in ACE. The following are the high-level changes for processing Reconciliation in ACE. While many functions remain the same, there are some major changes as well. Of special note… CBP will no longer offer “blanket flagging”. Instead, the Trade will have to flag each entry-by-entry manually or configure their software to perform blanket flagging. Complete information can be found at the following CBP link:

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/news/recon

What stays the same?

  • Reconcilable Issues: Reconciliation will continue to be filed for value, classification, 9802, and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) issue types.
  • Timeframes: Entries flagged for FTA must be reconciled within 12 months; all other entries flagged for value, classification & 9802 must be reconciled within 21 months.
  • Types of Reconciliations: There are no changes to the types of Reconciliations that may be filed. They are: Change, No-Change, FTA.
  • Filing Methods: Aggregate or Entry-by-Entry.

What will change?

  • Expanding from 13 processing ports to all entry ports and worked by the Centers for Excellence and Expertise (Centers) nationwide. If the importer is assigned to a Center, then that Center will work the Reconciliation. However, if the importer is not assigned to a Center, then the Reconciliation should be transmitted to their local port of entry for routing. Instructions will need to go out to those CBP ports as to how they will handle those entries.
  • All participation eligibility indicators for importer of record accounts will default to “Yes.” An application to request participation will no longer be required. In ACE, all importer of record numbers will be flagged as eligible to participate in Reconciliation. If an importer exhibits misconduct, CBP retains the right to revoke participation and set their Reconciliation participation eligibility indicator to “No.”
  • In addition, the importer is still required to secure and have on file in ACE a Reconciliation Bond Rider.
  • The two requirements above will authorize the filer to flag entry summary types 01, 02, & 06.
  • Only entry-by-entry flagging. CBP will no longer offer “blanket flagging”. Instead, the Trade will have to flag each entry-by-entry manually or configure their software to perform blanket flagging.

Please contact your account team if you have any questions or would like additional information.




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