Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program in effect starting June 12, 2018.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration  (TSA) announced that the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect on June 12, 2018. The ACAS program requires submitting in advance air cargo information on shipments arriving in the US from a foreign location.

Starting today, the program is now mandatory for all airlines flying to the United States and requires submitting pre-arrival air cargo data to CBP prior to landing or transiting through the United States. The new ACAS program is a joint effort between the CBP and TSA to screen high volumes of cargo and to identify high-risk cargo and minimize risks.

The interim final rule can be found here on the Federal Register.

If you have any questions about ACAS program compliance, please contact David Hsu anytime at 832-896-6288 or by email at


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