CBP has started the acquisition process for ACE 2.0, the next generation platform that will ultimately replace the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as the U.S. Government’s single window for trade data, connecting CBP, the international trade community, and Partner Government Agencies (PGA) to improve trade facilitation and enforcement. BTID's DLT tests and interoperability promotion are setting the stage for the development of ACE 2.0, with the goal of CBP and PGAs receiving better quality data much earlier in the supply chain, often in near-real time from both traditional and non-traditional actors. This will vastly increase supply chain visibility as products make their way to the border of the United States, facilitating faster government responses with earlier determinations on cargo.
ACE 2.0 is not a refresh of ACE or a set of incremental changes; it is intended to be a re-engineered system based on a rethinking of how current and future technologies can be used to meet our mission most effectively. ACE 2.0 will be built from the best minds from both the private sector and government. Its enhanced system will build on the vision of the Re-Imagined Entry Working Group, a collaboration with the trade through the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), and is enabled by the legislative framework of the 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF). ACE 2.0 will ensure that CBP has the technology to implement the re-imagined trade processes developed as part of the 21CCF effort, allowing U.S. systems to become even more competitive in the global arena.
Modernization will secure our ability to better identify high-risk imports, increase supply chain transparency, verify compliance, and ensure appropriate revenue collection. ACE 2.0 is envisioned to lead the world in the international exchange of trade data.
Under current projections, CBP aims to start ACE 2.0 development no sooner than 2025.