U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy Core and Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) drawback in ACE on February 24, 2018, at which time all Automated Broker Interface (ABI) drawback filings must be filed in ACE and will no longer be accepted in the Automated Commercial System (ACS).

The February 24th deployment includes ACE core drawback capabilities which align with current drawback laws, as well as the ability to file drawback claims pursuant to the new TFTEA legislation. For one year following the deployment – from February 2018 to February 2019 – claimants may file either core drawback or TFTEA drawback, as both the current and new laws will be in effect during this time. Following February 2019, trade users will only be able to file TFTEA drawback claims.