CargoWise One Ready for CBP Pilots
WiseTech Global has announced that development has been completed in CargoWise One to meet the requirements for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s various Partner Government Agencies (PGA) pilot programs, which are scheduled to begin August 19, 2015.
CargoWise One, WiseTech Global’s leading product, provides a comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution. WiseTech is an Australia-based developer of cloud-based logistics software solutions.
CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will provide a single window for the trade to report import and export data. Partner Government Agencies involved with imports will use ACE to determine whether shipment should be allowed into the United States. There are more than a dozen PGAs scheduled for implementation prior to the mandatory November 1 ACE entry filing deadline.
“We have worked very hard to make this happen,” said Craig Seelig, Product Manager Customs and Compliance for WiseTech Global, Americas. “We realize the importance of ACE and the PGA pilot programs. Our customers’ ability to participate in the pilots early gives them the opportunity to work directly with CBP and the PGAs.”
Early adopters will learn about the new ACE processes sooner, and they can also have some influence on how things will work in the future, according to Seelig. “The longer a filer is involved in an individual pilot, the more knowledge they will have about the entire process,” he explained. “Our customers who are filing ACE entries now will be vastly more prepared than someone trying to file their ACE entries with PGA data for the first time on November 1.”
Among the agencies scheduled for PGAs in August are the Department of Commerce National Marine Fisheries Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environment Protection Agency, and several services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Some other PGA’s will be utilizing ACE’s Document Imaging System (DIS) which is also completed and available in CargoWise One.