On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register notice (81 FR 32339-32340) announcing, effective July 23, 2016, that the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for electronic entry and entry summary filings (for all filers). On the effective date the electronic filings listed immediately below must be formatted for submission in ACE, and will no longer be accepted in the Automated Commercial System (ACS). 01--Consumption--Free and Dutiable 02--Consumption--Quota/Visa 03--Consumption--Antidumping/Countervailing Duty 06--Consumption--Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 07--Consumption--Antidumping/Countervailing Duty and Quota/ Visa Combination 11--Informal--Free and Dutiable 12--Informal--Quota/Visa (other than textiles) 21--Warehouse 22--Re-Warehouse 23--Temporary Importation Bond (TIB) 31--Warehouse Withdrawal--Consumption 32--Warehouse Withdrawal--Quota 34--Warehouse Withdrawal--Antidumping/Countervailing Duty 38--Warehouse Withdrawal--Antidumping/Countervailing Duty & Quota/Visa Combination 51--Defense Contract Administration Service Region (DCASR) 52--Government--Dutiable 61--Immediate Transportation 62--Transportation and Exportation 63--Immediate Exportation 69--Transit (Rail only) 70--Multi-Transit (Rail only) Until CBP publishes a future Federal Register notice, with a transition date, the following entry types must continue to be filed only in ACS. 08--NAFTA Duty Deferral 09--Reconciliation Summary 41--Direct Identification Manufacturing Drawback 42--Direct Identification Unused Merchandise Drawback 43--Rejected Merchandise Drawback 44--Substitution Manufacturer Drawback 45--Substitution Unused Merchandise Drawback 46--Other Drawback Filings for the below entry types will not be automated in ACS or ACE. 04--Appraisement 05--Vessel--Repair 24--Trade Fair 25--Permanent Exhibition 26--Warehouse--Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) (Admission) 33--Aircraft and Vessel Supply (For Immediate Exportation) 64--Barge Movement 65--Permit to Proceed 66--Baggage
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On March 11, 2016 the European Commission published an update to the AEO Guidelines. The AEO concept is one of the key security elements created within the Community Customs Code (Regulation (EC) 648/2005). The guidelines were recently updated to account for the experience gained, ensure harmonized implementation of the AEO rules, and align the guidance with the Union Customs Code (Regulation (EU) 952/2013). The Union Customs Code was adopted on October 9, 2013, entered into force on October 30, 2013, and will apply on May 1, 2016.
AEO status can be granted by any Member State to an economic operator meeting certain criteria in the following areas: customs compliance, record-keeping, financial solvency and, where relevant, appropriate security and safety standards.
- AEO Guidelines
- European Commission - Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
- European Commission - The Union Customs Code
Authorized Economic Operator - is defined by the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards as a party involved in the international movement of goods, in whatever function, that has been approved by, or on behalf of, a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards. AEOs include inter alia manufacturers, importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, consolidators, intermediaries, ports, airports, terminal operators, integrated operators, warehouses and distributors.