SAINT ALBANS, VT, DECEMBER 7, 2011 - Leading logistics provider, A.N. Deringer, Inc. was selected as a participant in US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) pilot Simplified Entry Program. The objective of the Simplified Entry Program pilot is to create a more efficient process for Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) filers to transmit entry data to CBP, in an effort to better facilitate trade while enhancing cargo security. The pilot, which was designed with the coordination of trade organizations, will begin by testing simplified ACE entries for air cargo beginning at the end of this month. During the pilot, filers will enter 12 required data elements and 3 optional data elements, instead of the 27 currently required. Midway through next year, similar pilot programs are planned for ocean and rail cargo.
Initially, the test entries will be restricted to the following:
- Air cargo entries only
- Type 01 and 11 consumption entries
- Importers with a continuous bond
- The port of entry and port of unlading must be the same
- The manifest bill of lading quantity count and the release bill of lading count must be the same
- Participants with Customs and Trade Participant Program (C-TPAT) Tier 2 status or higher
- Participants with an ACE Portal account
As one of the largest, privately held Customs brokers in North America, Deringer has a long-time history of influencing trade policy and CBP programs. Deringer was one of the first companies to receive a national permit for Customs brokerage, participated in the CBP pilot Broker Account Management Program, worked closely with CBP during the test phases of eManifest, and was the first broker to submit an error-free ACE entry. Jake Holzscheiter, Deringer's President and CEO, said, "Deringer is honored to participate in this pilot. Our involvement in shaping trade is a testament to our strong commitment to helping Deringer's customers and Customs create more modern and efficient practices for the future."
A.N. Deringer, Inc. is a leading provider of international logistics services including Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Distribution, Customs Brokerage, Logistics Consulting, Cargo Insurance, and Meat Inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.