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The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the primary system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. Through ACE as the Single Window, manual processes are streamlined and automated, paper is being eliminated, and the trade community is able to more easily and efficiently comply with U.S. laws and regulations.

CBP is working to complete the final deployment of core trade processing capabilities in ACE.  Please visit ACE Transaction Details page for full details on ACE transmission requirements, and for details on Partner Government Agency efforts please see the PGA Integration section of our ACE Features page.

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What's New with ACE

ACE Deployment G Updates

ACE Deployment G will be the final deployment of ACE core trade processing capabilities.  CBP will deploy using a phased approach over three releases between September 2017 and February 2018. 

Deployment Support Calls:

  • CBP’s Trade Transformation Office will host a daily support call from February 26, 2018 to March 2, 2018 between 2:00 PM ET and 3:00 PM ET to answer questions related to the February 24th deployment.
    •  Call-In: (877) 336-1828 / PC: 6124214
  • CBP’s Office of Trade, Trade Policy and Programs office will also host a daily Drawback support call from February 26, 2018 to March 2, 2018 between 3:00 PM ET and 4:00 PM ET to answer questions related to Drawback.
    • Call-In: (877) 336-1829 / PC: 4840827

The current deployment schedule is as follows:

ACE Deployment G, Release 4 (February 24, 2018)

Previous Deployments

ACE Business Rules

CBP has released two documents that outline the processes, procedures and policy associated with ACE Cargo Release (Entries) and Entry Summary. They can be accessed through the following links: cargo release or entry summaries.

ACE Reports Training Videos

CBP has released 11 videos to support ACE reports capabilities.  The videos cover topics from setting preferences, running reports, and customizing reports from scratch.


Last published: 
February 16, 2018