FSIS Releases Draft Compliance Guide for Electronic Filing of Import Inspection Applications for Meat, Poultry and Egg ProductsWednesday, April 10, 2013
(American Meat Institute)
FSIS has announced the availability of a
draft compliance guide for U.S. importers and
brokers on the electronic filing of import
inspection applications for certain meat,
poultry and egg products through the Automated
Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE is the
Web-based portal for the collection and use of
international trade data maintained by U.S.
Customs and Border Protection
FSIS also announced a pilot program intended to test the transfer of data from the Participating Government Agency (PGA) Message Set in ACE to FSIS's Web-based data analytics system, the Public Health Information System (PHIS). The PGA Message Set is the data that CBP will collect electronically from U.S. importers and brokers from PGAs. This data will enable agencies to make decisions about which products can come into the U.S. without the multiple paper forms currently used.
Requests to participate in the pilot program are due by May 28, 2013. Comments on the draft compliance guide should be submitted before June 27, 2013. The full notice is available here.