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ACE and Automated Systems

The Executive Order on Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses, signed on February 19, 2014, directs the U.S. federal agencies with a role in trade to complete development of an electronic "Single Window" by December 2016.  The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become the Single Window - the primary system through which the trade community will report imports and exports and the government will determine admissibility. 

Through ACE as the Single Window, manual processes will be streamlined and automated, paper will be eliminated, and the international trade community will be able to more easily and efficiently comply with U.S. laws and regulations.


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New ACE Capabilities Deployed July 12, 2014

New ACE capabilities include the the ability to file Importer Security Filing (ISF) with an ACE Cargo Release filing and new ACE Entry Summary Validations.  For more information, see the Information Notice of ACE Capabilities for Trade Users: July 2014 ACE Deployment D.

ACE Monthly Trade Update for June 2014

The ACE Monthly Trade Update provides infomration on new and upcoming ACE features, tips for using ACE and a list of upcoming ACE outreach events and links to helpful inoformation. 

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.