© [2020], NCBFAA, Washington D.C., News Release. Originally published [03/30/2020]. www.ncbfaa.orgReprinted by permission.

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released an update to both the APHIS Core Implementation Guide and APHIS Supplemental Trade Guide. The Implementation Guide includes changes that were made in the Appendix PGA and others that can be found in the guide’s table of changes. 

These updates are available in CERT and are expected in PRODUCTION on April 25, 2020. 

As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced next steps for implementing the APHIS Core Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). 

Please view APHIS’s message here

Visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ace for more information regarding APHIS and ACE. For questions please contact APHIS at ace.itds@usda.gov.\