Further enhancements to ACROSS now give electronic data interchange (EDI) clients the option of transmitting release information that has other government department (OGD) requirements.
In addition, the program will speed the movement of lower-risk shipments while resources can focus on higher-risk shipments for additional screening.
Air Freight Forwarder: “A freight forwarder for shipments by air. The air freight forwarders are, to the shipper, an indirect carrier because they receive freight from various shippers under one tariff, usually consolidating the goods into a larger unit, which is then tendered to an airline.
By reducing the workload involved in the clearance of low-risk shipments, ACROSS enables goods to be released more efficiently and quickly.
Importers spend less time dealing with the CBSA, which gives them more time to focus on their businesses.
If compliance is not met, they can face fines up to $5,000 for each violation.
The proposed rule was known to the trade as both the ‘Importer Security Filing proposal’ and the ‘10 2 proposal’.
ACE is part of a multi-year CBP modernization effort that is being deployed in phases.
ACE provides a solid technology foundation for all border security initiatives within CBP and will: Automated Commercial System (ACS): “is the comprehensive system used by U. Customs and Border Protection to track, control, and process all commercial goods imported into the United States.
Through the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), ACS facilitates merchandise processing, significantly cuts costs, and reduces paperwork requirements for both Customs and the importing community. AII contains five types of records: invoice header input records, invoice line item input records, invoice summary records, an error record and an acknowledgment record."³Automated Manifest System (AMS): “The Automated Manifest System (AMS) handles manifest information provided by the carrier (rather than the importer) and notifies the carrier when the merchandise can be transported from the port of entry.
Within ACS are several methods for EDI, two of which are the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) and the Automated Manifest System (AMS). Formerly, this declaration was only made on paper on the Shipper's Export Declaration form.”³Automated Invoice Interface (AII): "allows invoice data to be transmitted to the U. AMS interfaces directly with the Cargo Selectivity and In-Bond systems of ACS, and indirectly with ABI.
Air waybills are used by many truckers as through documents for coordinated air/truck service.”¹Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service: "a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.