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ACE Portal Modernization - Phase 2

On October 25, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began the deployment of Phase 2 of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal Modernization. Phase 2 changes will include the following updates to the modernized ACE Portal:

  • Updates to the References tab and ACE Protest launch button
  • A launch button for the migrated Arrive/Export In-Bonds User Interface (UI)

What changes will users see in the modernized ACE Portal?

On October 25, the following updates will be available in the modernized ACE Portal:

  • Link to Gold Rate
    • Trade users will have access to the Kitco Gold Rate from the References tab.
  • Link to Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
    • Trade and partner government agency (PGA) users will have access to the U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) HTS database from the References tab.
  • Link to ACE Quota
    • PGA users will have access to the ACE Quota application from the References tab.
    • ACE Protest Launch Button
      • Trade users who have a Protest Filer account will have access to the ACE Protest application directly from the Protest Filer account view.

    On November 8, the following update will be available in the modernized ACE Portal:

        • Centers for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) Directory 
            • Trade and PGA users will have access to CBP’s CEE directory from the References tab. 

          The following updates will be available soon in the modernized ACE Portal:

          • Link to Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) application
            • Trade and PGA users will have access to the AD/CVD application from the References tab.
          • Link to ACE Entry Summary User Interface
            • PGA users will have access to the ACE Entry Summary UI from the References tab.
          • Launch Button for the migrated Arrive/Export In-Bonds UI
            • Trade users with carrier accounts will see a new launch button in their account view for the migrated Arrive/Export In-Bonds UI.

          The deployment dates described above begin the process of transitioning the identified functions from the legacy ACE Portal to the modernized ACE Portal. The migrated features will remain available in the legacy ACE Portal following deployment in the modernized ACE Portal. Users will be given advanced notice of the legacy ACE Portal retirement date for a given feature. Until this date, users will have the option to use either location to complete necessary tasks.

          What additional resources are available?

          • Training
            • ACE Portal Modernization training resources for Phase 2 are forthcoming and will be available on the ACE Training and References webpage.
          • Deployment Support Calls 
            • The Trade Transformation Office (TTO) will conduct Deployment Support Calls for trade and PGA users. CBP will message users with deployment support call information.
            • Participants are encouraged to join at the start of the calls when TTO will provide a brief deployment status update. A question-and-answer segment will follow.
            • Calls may end early if all questions have been addressed.
            • Additional calls may be scheduled if demand warrants. 
          • Additional Support

          Note on Internet Browser: If trade users are using Internet Explorer, access to modernized ACE Portal functionality may be limited. Alternatively, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome enable access to all features

          • Last Modified: November 14, 2022