Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Periodic Monthly Payment Statement Process
This document announces changes in the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning periodic monthly deposit of estimated duties and fees. A change to the time period allowed for the deposit of the duties and fees is being made in order to comply with the provisions of section 2004 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, which extended the time of deposit of those estimated duties and fees from the 15th calendar day to the 15th working day of the month following the month in which the goods are either entered or released. Another change being made concerns whether CBP will establish a claim for liquidated damages when a participant removes an entry from a Periodic Daily Statement or a Preliminary Monthly Statement after expiration of a 10-working-day period after release. This document also advises that entries containing Census errors will be eligible to be placed on a Periodic Daily Statement and designated for monthly payment. The latter two changes are being made in order to increase the efficiencies of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and to encourage participation in the Periodic Monthly Statement process.