On July 24, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice that announces that CBP is extending the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program for an additional year. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. On October 24, 2012, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register 77 Fed. Reg. 65006, corrected in 77 Fed. Reg. 65395) that announced the formalization and expansion of the ACAS pilot program that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. The most recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2017.

CBP is extending the ACAS pilot program through July 26, 2018. Comments concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted at any time during the test period.