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Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC)

The Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC) was formally established on February 19, 2014, by Executive Order 13659 – Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses. Executive Order 13659 has two main requirements: 1) the completion and government-wide utilization of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by December 31, 2016 and 2) the establishment of a two-tiered governance structure to manage implementation. Upon full implementation, ITDS, through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), will allow businesses to submit the data required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to import or export cargo through a "single window" concept. (Continue reading about the BIEC)


Watch the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on their ACE/ITDS pilot and how to participate.


Pilot Schedule

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Information about Agencies, Programs, Pilot Descriptions, Import/Export, Timeline, and Implementation Guidance

Outreach Calendar

image of the Border Interagency Executive Council Calendar Learn more about Speaking Engagements, Roundtables, Workshops, Industry Notifications, and other outreach efforts

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here for General FAQs

Click here for Q&A's from recent PGA Webinars and the 2015 Trade Symposium

Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) Involved With BIEC

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Information about Action Items, Speaking Engagements, Roundtables, Workshops, Industry Notifications, and other outreach efforts

Recorded Webinars

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Watch recordings of past webinars regarding Partner Government Agency updates on Single Window progress

Export Fact Sheet

image of a report that links to a fact sheetFind more information on the Automated Export System functionality


Federal Register Notices (FRNs)

Click here to access all Single Window and ACE-related FRNs

BIEC Committees

Learn more about the BIEC committee structure and mission plan

Supporting Advisory Committees

Information about Presidential and Federal Advisory Committees assisting with BIEC efforts

What's New and Articles of Interest

News, blog posts, and press releases related to the BIEC and Single Window



Last published: 
December 21, 2017