FWS Message Set Delayed to January 2021


According to CSMS #43988931, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be delaying implementation of the FWS Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). FWS is in the process of formulating regulations requiring the utilization of ACE to submit import data for FWS regulated commodities and expects enforcement of mandatory submission in ACE to take effect in January 2021


A future CSMS message will announce the specific date of mandatory filing.


All filers currently have the option to file FWS data when filing in ACE. For those filers who are ready to file the FWS Message Set data in ACE, it is recommended that they do so. 


As a reminder, the NCBFAA and the FWS recorded an informational webinar on the FWS Message Set. For more information on FWS ACE filing requirements, please review the following FAQs  


For any additional questions, please contact FWS ACE Coordinator Rhyan Tompkins (rhyan_tompkins@fws.gov)

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