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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.

Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC)

The Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC) was formally established on February 19, 2014, by Executive Order 13659 – Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses. Executive Order 13659 has two main requirements: 1) the completion and government-wide utilization of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by December 31, 2016 and 2) the establishment of a two-tiered governance structure to manage implementation. Upon full implementation, ITDS, through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), will allow businesses to submit the data required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to import or export cargo through a "single window" concept.


Watch the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on their ACE/ITDS pilot and how to participate.


Pilot Schedule

image of the Partner Government Agency Pilot Schedule Partner Government Agency Pilot Schedule

Information about Agencies, Programs, Pilot Descriptions, Import/Export, Timeline, and Implementation Guidance

Outreach Calendar

image of the Border Interagency Executive Council CalendarLearn more about Speaking Engagements, Roundtables, Workshops, Industry Notifications, and other outreach efforts

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here for General FAQs


Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) Involved With BIEC

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Information about Action Items, Speaking Engagements, Roundtables, Workshops, Industry Notifications, and other outreach efforts

Recorded Webinars

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Watch recordings of past webinars regarding Partner Government Agency updates on Single Window progress

Export Fact Sheet

image of a report that links to a fact sheetFind more information on the Automated Export System functionality


Federal Register Notices (FRNs)

Click here to access all Single Window and ACE-related FRNs

BIEC Committees

Learn more about the BIEC committee structure and mission plan

Supporting Advisory Committees

Information about Presidential and Federal Advisory Committees assisting with BIEC efforts


Last modified: 
August 15, 2018