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ACE Cargo Release Business Process Document

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This is a living document, issued in draft form, intended to provide an overview of processes, procedures and policy associated with the filing and release of entries using ACE—inclusive of PGA import requirements.  This information is designed to assist trade users in the transition from ACS to ACE.  The document captures current processing, transition and “to-be” processing identifying the end-state vision for ACE.

The document was written with the collaboration of CBP users, Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) and a broad spectrum of trade users (carriers, filers, importers, FTZ, bonded warehouse operators, terminal operators etc). The PGA information is provided as “best available.”  CBP will provide updates regularly over the next several months as processes are refined, and more information is provided from the PGAs.

CBP is encouraging interested parties to submit comments.  When submitting comments, please include the relevant section and page numbers.

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