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FTZ Testing Extension

Last update on Aug. 17, 2017.

FTZ Testing Extension

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Extension and Clarification of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications
and Transition of Test from the Automated Commercial System to the Automated Commercial Environment
AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: General notice.
SUMMARY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) plan to extend a test program for submitting electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications to CBP via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). This notice further announces a clarification regarding the data elements that are required for the submission of an FTZ admission application, as well as the transition of the test program from the Automated Commercial System (ACS) to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
DATES: As of September 16, 2017, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) system for processing electronic FTZ admission applications.

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