The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces full enforcement of the APHIS Core Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Users must submit message set data for regulated products like plants, plant products, animal products, and live dog imports or their entry will reject.
APHIS provides a multitude of resources that users may refer to including the APHIS ACE website, the APHIS Core Implementation Guide, the APHIS Supplemental Trade Guide, APHIS Core Message Set Webinars, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule Flags Code, and much more. Brokers, filers and importers may also contact the APHIS Core Message Set Help Desk at 1-833-481-2102, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to get assistance with their entry, or they can submit APHIS Core Message Set questions by e-mail to email@example.com.
For more information on implementation of the APHIS Core Message Set, please read our previous stakeholder notice.
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