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ACE and Automated Systems

ACE logo overlaying image of cargo transportation vehicles (plane, truck, train and ship).

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. CBP applies expertise, technology, and automation to create streamlined and efficient processes to facilitate the global exchange of safe and legitimate goods.​​​​

ACE Portal Modernization is Underway!

CBP is transitioning ACE Portal functionality to a modernized platform.

For more information, please visit the ACE Portal Modernization webpage!

ACE Resources


What's New in ACE


Upcoming ACE Deployments

For more information on all upcoming deployments, please review the ACE Development and Deployment Schedule

Recent ACE Deployments

For more information on all completed ACE deployments, please review the ACE Deployment Archive

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To receive email updates on ACE, please subscribe to the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS). Users may also access the CSMS archive at the CSMS Homepage.

ACE Capabilities


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ACE User Satisfaction Survey Results

View 2020 results for Trade ACE user satisfaction survey

  • Last Modified: May 24, 2023