The Automation Committee is committed to understanding the impact of ACE and all CBP system updates on the NAFTZ members and their business. The Automation Committee also provides tools and communication to the association when CBP updates systems or regulations that will impact the members daily processing. Examples of tools provided to the association by the Automation Committee include the e214 Handbook published to members on the NAFTZ website and the e214 Issues list provided to NAFTZ board to help voice issues and concerns of members related to the e214 process as CBP updates to the ACE system.
Projects/Activities for 2020
Depending on CBP priorities in 2020 the following priority lists may change:
- Support the Partner Government Agency (PGA) working groups and the NAFTZ board as PGA’s consider moving to data collection on the admission.
- Support Phase 2.2 of admissions in ACE. The details of this CBP update are still unclear; however, we assume they align with the recommendations provided to the NAFTZ by the Automation Committee. Verifying and communicating these changes to the membership will be critical since it will impact what and how members report to CBP daily.
- Continue to review best practices for manifest discrepancy reporting (MDR) to see if the association can push CBP for an automated way to collect and report manifest discrepancies.
The Automation Committee meets regularly on the the 2nd Tuesday of every month to review open issues. If a new CATAIR’s or CBP issues arises between calls, the Automation Committee will have a call in between our standing call to ensure we are providing timely feedback to the NAFTZ board on open issues.