As the platform that enables the United States’ Single Window, ACE provides a single, centralized access point for the trade community to connect with CBP and its Partner Government Agencies (PGA). such, ACE is the system of record by which electronic trade transactions are conducted and recorded by CBP. Below is an overview of what transactions and data must be filed by way of ACE.
Electronic import manifests for all modes of transport (air, ocean, rail and truck) must be filed in ACE.
Entries (Cargo Release) and Entry Summaries
Electronic entries and associated entry summaries associated with the following entry types must be filed in ACE:
The following entries types are NOT supported in ACE. Entries and associated entry summaries for these entry types must be filed via paper (non-ABI) at a local port of entry:
- 04 - Appraisement
- 05 - Vessel - Repair
- 24 - Trade Fair
- 25 - Permanent Exhibition
- 26 - Warehouse - Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Admission
- 33 - Aircraft and Vessel Supply (For Immediate Exportation)
Post Release Activities
- Protest - All electronic protests must be filed via the ACE Secure Data Portal.
- Duty Deferral
Note: status of liquidations is electronically available through the online Official Notices of Extension, Suspension, and Liquidation.
For details on PGA filing requirements, ongoing pilots and how to participate, please reference the PGA documentation on the PGA Pilot Information section of cbp.gov.
For more information on any of the capabilities of ACE, please visit the ACE Features page.