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CBP Readies for ACE Ocean House Bill Release CERT Test Begins

May 22, 2022 by Luke Zimmer
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ACE Ocean House Bill release functionality was made available for testing in the CERT Environment on May 18 at 9 p.m. ET. 

The agency advised that industry participants in the test reach out to their assigned Client Rep if they have any questions related to their ability to file in CERT or need bills created in CERT. For Policy/Operational questions, send emails to

What’s new:

  • Capability to file in-bonds and permit to transfers at the House, Master, or Regular BOL.
  • Release at House bill level instead of Master.
  • Entries shall be filed against House or Regular bills.
  • New BOL types in the X.12 309 / CAMIR MI/AI message
  • New event type codes in the X.12 353 / CAMIR HI message.
Updated technical documentation is located under the Ocean House Bill Release - Draft Chapters section here