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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 LogoThe 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

  • Global Business Identifier - Cargo Release Only
  • Vessel Agent Account Type & Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS)
  • ACE Portal Modernization - Phase 2

Recent ACE Deployments:

ACE Reports:


    ACE Resources:

    ACE User Satisfaction Survey Results:

    • View results for Trade ACE user satisfaction survey here. New!



    Last modified: 
    April 21, 2022