U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the schedule for the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) at land ports of entry in the Federal Register.
Truck carriers entering the U.S. through all ports in the states of Washington and Arizona and through the ports of Pembina, Neche, Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles and Hansboro in North Dakota will be required to file electronic manifests through ACE, effective January 25, 2007, CBP said.
CBP will provide 90 days notice through publication in the Federal Register prior to requiring the use of ACE at the remaining ports.
The implementation schedule for the remaining five groups of ports will be announced in the following order:
1) All ports of entry in Michigan, Texas, California, New Mexico and New York
2) All ports of entry in Vermont and Alaska
3) All ports of entry in Maine, Idaho and Montana
4) All remaining ports of entry in North Dakota
5) All ports of entry in Minnesota
To view the Federal Register entry, go to http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-17998.htm
For more information, go to www.cbp.gov/modernization