Automated Commercial System and the Automated Broker Interface
The Automated Commercial System (ACS) is used by CBP to track, control, and process all goods imported into the United States.
A key component is the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), which allows qualified participants to electronically file required import data with Customs. ABI is a voluntary program available to brokers, importers, carriers, port authorities, and independent service centers.
CBP is currently working to transition cargo processing to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE is being developed as the primary, modernized system through which the U.S. government will track, control and process all imported and exported goods. As CBP processing is transitioned to ACE, the technical requirements for transmitting data to ACE via ABI will be posted on CBP.gov under the ACE web page.
Technical Information, including requirements for transmitting data via ABI:
Learn latest details on ACE implementation:
- Single Window Realization provides and overview of results achieved by realizing the Single Window.
- 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 capabilities 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.