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ACE LogoThe Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility.

Please visit the ACE Transaction Details page for full details on ACE transmission requirements.

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What's New with ACE

Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) Transition:

CBP’s Trade Transformation Office recently upgraded its mass email capabilities by transitioning the legacy CSMS system to a new technology platform.  As part of the transition, a new CSMS Page has been created for viewing/ searching posted CSMS messages.  Information on how to access an archive of older CSMS messages can be found on the New CSMS Page Information Sheet.

Upcoming ACE Deployments:

Recent ACE Deployments:

ACE Reports:

  • CBP Announces a New Data Initiative - The initiative provides access to the most up-to-date trade data, in a timely manner, is a business imperative for CBP.  To this end, we’d like to remind the trade community of an initiative that is underway to make trade data more accessible to ACE users.  The initiative is comprised of three projects aimed at providing more powerful reporting tools and expanded access to data for the trade community. For additional information on the initiative, please view this video.

  • Transition of Importer Trade Activity Data to ACE Reports
  • Updates to Reports Capabilities (March 2019)


    ACE Resources:

    ACE User Satisfaction Survey Results:

    • View results for Trade and PGA user satisfaction survey here.



    Last modified: 
    March 17, 2020