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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Getting Started with CBP Automated Systems

To get started with CBP automated systems, there are two important components to become familiar with:Picture demonstrateing what should be sent to ACE via EDI versus what can be done in the portal.

  1. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): communication framework that provides standards for exchanging data via any electronic means. 
  2. ACE Secure Data Portal: free, web-based access point designed to connect CBP, trade partners and Partner Government Agencies. 

The image to the right provides details on what activities may be conducted through both components.  Similarly, before filing data to ACE users should be familiar with associated business processes, procedures, and rules that govern filing data in ACE through both EDI and the Portal. These area available through the ACE Entry Summary Process and Policy and ACE Cargo Release Business Process pages.  Additionally, videos and guides are available on the ACE Portal, manifest, and reports through the ACE Training page.

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EDI Filing ACE Portal

Last modified: 
July 25, 2017