Due to the implementation of the ACE eBond system which will be effective January 3, 2015, CBP will be required to establish a cut-off time for submissions of new continuous bonds to be processed in ACE.
So what is the ACE eBond?
Any new continuous bond requests received by CBP after December 29, 2014 may not be processed at the earliest until January 5, 2015 in accordance with the Bond Team 5 day processing standard timeline.
Due to the system changeover to eBond, CBP will be unable to process any new continuous bonds on January 2, 2015.
Please plan any new continuous bond submissions accordingly. The Bond Team will attempt to process all continuous bonds submitted prior to January 2, 2015. In the event they do not get processed by January 2, 2015, they will be input January 5, 2015 or later. Questions or comments regarding this issue may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your company filing in ACE yet?
Talk to Scarbrough, if not! U.S. Customs Bonds will now be approved in a matter of minutes instead of the current 1-2 weeks processing time. Scarbrough is still able to issue and renew your bonds.
The new e-bond process just makes it easier!
Scarbrough was one of twenty U.S. Customs Brokers to be part of the Simplified Entry Pilot released by U.S. Customs starting in 2009 and was in fact recognized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for its participation. Check out the personalized letter from Acting Commissioner at the time. Read more about ACE here.