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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB04 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) 

To address ongoing aviation security threats, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amended its regulations pertaining to the submission of advance air cargo data to implement a mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program for any inbound aircraft required to make entry under the CBP regulations that will have commercial cargo aboard. The ACAS Program requires the inbound carrier or other eligible party to electronically transmit specified advance cargo data (ACAS data) to CBP for air cargo transported onboard U.S.-bound aircraft as early as practicable, but no later than prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft. The ACAS Program enhances the security of the aircraft and passengers on U.S.-bound flights by enabling CBP to perform targeted risk assessments on the air cargo prior to the aircraft’s departure for the United States. These risk assessments identify and prevent the loading of high-risk air cargo that could pose a risk to the aircraft during flight.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 122   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1415   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/12/2018  83 FR 27380   
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/12/2018 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/13/2018 
Final Rule  06/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Quintin Clarke
Branch Chief, Manifest and Conveyance Security Division, Office of Field Operations
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-2524