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ACE and Automated Systems

ACE Portal Modernization is Underway!

CBP recently began a transition of ACE Portal functionality to a modernized platform.

For more information, please visit the ACE Portal Modernization webpage.

ACE Logo The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. CBP Trade applies expertise, technology, and automation to create streamlined and efficient processes to facilitate the global exchange of safe and legitimate goods.​​​​

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

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What's New with ACE

Upcoming ACE Deployments

ACE Development and Deployment Schedule

  • eCERT 2.0 New!
  • ACE Portal Modernization - Phase 2
  • Broker Modernization – Updates to Broker Reporting
  • Broker Modernization – Transition to National Broker Permit
  • Global Business Identifier - Cargo Release Only
  • Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS)
  • Ocean House Bill of Lading

Recent ACE Deployments

For more information on all completed ACE deployments, please review the ACE Deployment Archive

ACE Reports


    ACE Resources

    ACE User Satisfaction Survey Results



    • Last Modified: September 22, 2022