September 11, 2017
WASHINGTON — National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones President Erik O. Autor today released the following statement in response to CBP’s announced postponement of the implementation date for the e214 transition from September 16 to December 9, 2017:
“I am very pleased to report that CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced today that the planned September 16 date for the full transition of the core e214 functionality from ACS into ACE has been postponed until December 9!
“On behalf of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones community of grantees, operators, users and service providers, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Commissioner McAleenan. We recognize that a decision to postpone this long-scheduled transition was a difficult one. But we are also convinced that it is the right decision – a decision that also reconfirms our belief that Mr. McAleenan understands both our industry and his responsibilities in managing such a complex organization.
“The NAFTZ pledges its continued full and complete cooperation to Commissioner McAleenan and his team as they work to resolve any and all outstanding issues prior to the new transition date. We wish CBP the greatest immediate success as they focus on recovery efforts in the Florida, Texas and other Gulf ports impacted by the recent storms.”
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