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Champ is fighting fit for new US customs rules

[ March 12, 2015   //   ]

CHAMP Cargosystems says its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) service is ready for new US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) requirements for electronic air manifest filing, which come into force on 1 May.

From that date, carriers flying to or via the country will need to file their pre-arrival declarations to the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) which replaces the Air Automated Manifest System (Air-AMS). Business processes and CBP Air Manifest Interface Requirements (CAMIR) documentation will need to be changed, including more vigorous validation of data submitted by the carriers. Therefore it is critically important that data is correct at the time of filing, says CHAMP.

By the end of 2016, ACE will become a single window – the primary system through which the trade community will report imports and exports and for the government to decide whether to let shipments into the country. Electronic air manifest filing is part of the system.

Over 100 carriers and handlers already deploy CHAMP’s TGC to comply with customs requirements in many countries. The company says its users benefit from a lower risk of blocked freight and knowing that they are legally compliant.