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ACE Portal Modernization

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to modernize the Automated Commercial Environment Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal). The modernization effort entails the transition of existing functionality to an upgraded platform, offering easier use and better performance. The ACE Portal offers users real-time access to trade data through features such as ACE Reports, ACE account management, and electronic communication with CBP and Partner Government Agencies (PGA).

Video Tutorial: How to Get Started in the Modernized ACE Portal

Spanish-language version: Como iniciar en el portal de ACE modernizado

ACE Portal Modernization: Completed Deployments

  • New Login Page
  • New Home Page
  • Account View/Edit (Limited)
  • Retire Legacy ACE Portal Login Page

Learn more about Phase 1

  • Updates to the References tab and other ACE application access points, including a launch button to the migrated Arriving/Exporting In-bonds user interface

Learn more about Phase 2

  • References Tab Updates
  • Edit Functionality for Account Data for All Account Types

Learn more about Phase 3

  • Remaining Create/Edit Functionality for Account Types​​
  • Create/Edit Functionality for Supporting Data​​

Learn more about Phase 4

On December 9, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) completed the migration of the blanket declarations functionality from the legacy ACE Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal) to the modernized ACE Portal. Going forward, the functionality is available only in the modernized ACE Portal.

What changed for trade users?

  • Beginning December 9, authorized trade users will access all blanket declaration functionality in the applicable account views in the modernized ACE Portal. Below is an outline of the options for accessing declaration functionality via ACE Portal accounts:
    • Importers may create and manage blanket declarations via the Importer account.
    • Customs brokers may create and manage blanket declarations via their Individual Broker accounts if their clients (importers) do not have an ACE Portal account.
    • If importers have an ACE Portal account and would like a broker to manage their blanket declarations, the broker must have an ACE Portal account and must be added as a user under the applicable Importer account.

What additional resources are available?

On April 13, 2024, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) successfully migrated the following functionality from the legacy ACE Portal to the modernized ACE Portal:

  • Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS) Calendar tool
    • The PMS Calendar tool enables importers and brokers to consolidate and schedule entry summary payments in a single, monthly payment
  • PMS participant activation
  • PMS participant designation
  • Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS) launch button from the Vessel Agent account

Users now only have access to PMS-related functionality and the VECS launch button in the modernized ACE Portal.

Last Modified: Apr 18, 2024