- On January 12, 2021
- APHIS, CBP, Seed, Seed Industry, Seed Movement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Beginning January 25, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ACE filing will be mandatory for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)-Core PGA Message set. This requirement is from U.S. CBP when filing entries of APHIS-regulated plants, plant products, and other materials. It is important that companies work with their customs brokers and software providers to ensure implementation preparedness. Otherwise, shipments may experience delays by submitting paper filings. Click here to review APHIS’ training materials, including this video on cut flowers and plants for planting. Additional resources from the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America can be found here. Contact Abigail Struxness if you have further questions or experience implementation difficulties.