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Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Features

ACE features modernize and streamline trade processing across all sectors. Capabilities cover Manifest, Cargo Release, Entry Summary, Export and Partner Government Agencies (PGA)s.

As CBP continues progress toward the completion of ACE, the features and benefits for both government and industry will continue to grow. By the end of 2016, ACE will be the Single Window to trade processing.

These resources provide information on what ACE is, its currently operational capabillities and the plans for future enhancements.

Applying for an ACE Portal Account

ACE currently supports the processing of rail, sea and truck electronic manifests. Electronic manifests allow the government to more quickly determine if incoming cargo poses a risk or can proceed into the country. CBP will expand ACE to include air electronic manifests in 2015.

ACE e-Manifest Rail and Sea

ACE e-Manifest Trucks

CBP is working to implement full Cargo Release functionality in ACE. The first phase of Cargo Release in ACE is currently being piloted in the air mode of transportation. CBP will build upon this phase to develop full functionality in ACE.

ACE participants can file entry summaries in ACE for Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD), Consumption, Formal, and Informal entry types (Types 01, 03,11).  ACE Periodic Monthly Statements also allow participants to pay duties and fees on a monthly basis rather than transaction by transaction.

 In April 2014, CBP will deploy full export processing capabilities in ACE and decommission the Automated Export System

ACE is working closely with Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to implement the Single Window, which is part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) initiative. Key single window capabilities have been deployed, including the Document Image System (DIS), PGA Interoperability, and the PGA Message Set.

ACE logoLearn latest details on ACE implementation:

The Importance of the Single Window details the benefits of single window processing of trade.

ACEopedia details the benefits and status of all deployed ACE features as well as information on current and future development.

ACE Deployment Schedule provides a timeline of what capabilites will be built and when they will be implemented.

ACE Outreach Events Calendar shows upcoming events scheduled for the trade community.

Find additional information on ACE features.

Information Notice of ACE Capabilities for Trade Users: July 2014 Deployment D

In order to deliver useful capabilities to stakeholders earlier, CBP has broken down the capabilities in Deployment D into three releases: July 12 and October 18, 2014; and January 3, 2015. The July 12 release provides additional Importer Security Filing (ISF) capabilities as well as new system validations.

For more information, view the July 2014 Deployment D Information Notice page

 

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