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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.

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
image of a question mark that links to frequently asked questions and answers General FAQs
Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) Involved With BIEC
image of a list with all partner government agencies involved with the Border Interagency Executive Council Information about Action Items, Speaking Engagements, Roundtables, Workshops, Industry Notifications, and other outreach efforts
Recorded Webinars
image of a computer screen that links to webinar recordings Watch recordings of past webinars regarding Partner Government Agency updates on Single Window progress
Federal Register Notices (FRNs)
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: Nov 17, 2023