Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release To Allow Importers and Brokers To Certify From ACE Entry Summary
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to modify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Cargo Release functionality in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) by allowing importers and customs brokers to now certify from ACE Entry Summary cargo transported by air, ocean or rail during the Ace Cargo Release test. Originally, the test was known as the Simplified Entry Test because the test simplified the entry process by reducing the number of data elements required to obtain release for cargo transported by air. The test was subsequently modified to provide more capabilities to test participants, allowing CBP to deliver enhanced functionality and to include expansion to the ocean, rail and truck modes of transportation. This notice invites more participants to join the test.