CBP expands Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is formalising and expanding its Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot programme that revises the time frame for transmission by participants of the pilot, of a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo.


CBP expands Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot


US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is formalising and expanding its Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot programme that revises the time frame for transmission by participants of the pilot, of a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo.

CBP regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 require advance information for air cargo to be submitted no later than the time of departure of the aircraft for the US (from specified locations), or four hours prior to arrival in the US for all other locations.

The ACAS pilot is a voluntary programme in which participants agree to submit a subset of the required data elements (ACAS data) at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the US. CBP is accepting applications from new ACAS pilot participants until 23 November 2014.