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  April 5th, 2016 | Written by

WiseTech Global Customers Leading Adoption of ACE

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  • Some WiseTech customers are completing 90 percent or more of their filings in the ACE environment.
  • Despite delays in filing deadlines, customs brokers should still move forward with implementation of ACE.
  • Early ACE adoption allows brokers to take advantage of benefits and a seamless transition for mandatory filings.

WiseTech Global reports that U.S. Customs Brokers using its CargoWise One global logistics solution continue to lead early adoption of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) functionality, most recently with filings required by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

WiseTech customers are actively using ACE cargo release, with some reporting 90 percent or more of their filings completed in the ACE environment. In recent months, CargoWise One customers have been among the first brokers to participate in live pilot filings with CBP, including the Automated Manifest System (AMS) and APHIS.

The first ACE cargo release filing through CargoWise One was accomplished in May of 2013. The company has since been involved in ACE development as new requirements are released, and its customers have been actively involved in live pilot filings with CBP as new functionality is implemented.

“WiseTech Global remains committed to being at the forefront of ACE and participating in all PGA [partner governmental agency] pilots,” said Craig Seelig, a product manager at WiseTech Global. “We completed all of the original programming some time ago, and continue to encourage our clients to participate in all of the active PGA pilots. Many of our customers are doing so now, sending entries on their own, without the need for supervised PGA pilot calls.”

WiseTech Global currently has clients in every active ACE PGA pilot, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), APHIS Lacey Act, the Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Marine Fisheries Service, and others.

“We are ready and waiting for CBP to begin some of the remaining pilots,” Seelig added. “Despite the recently announced delays in mandatory filing deadlines, customs brokers should still be aggressively moving forward with implementation of ACE. Early adoption allows brokers to take advantage of the benefits of ACE now, and prepare for a seamless transition when mandatory filing takes effect.”