OTTAWA, Ont. — The first phase of the Automated Commercial Enforcement (ACE) electronic manifest program kicks in tomorrow at border crossings in Washington State and North Dakota.
Carriers will have to begin submitting advanced cargo information for loads crossing the border at these locations. In North Dakota, only the crossings at Pembina, Neche, Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles and Hansboro are included in this phase of the ACE rollout.
Notice of the changes was provided 90 days ago through the US Federal Register. Likewise, the Federal Register will provide 90 days notice as to when ACE will be rolled out at other crossings.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it will conduct an informed compliance period for at least 60 days. During this period CBP Officers working in primary lanes will provide an informed compliance notice to the driver of any conveyance that fails to meet the requirement. This period may be extended due to performance issues or operational readiness, CBP has announced.
Carriers are advised to ensure their ACE accounts and e-Manifest practices are in place. For more information on ACE, visit: www.cbp.gov.
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