Supply chain professionals now have another resource to help them in their day-to-day operations. Last week, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published a 79-page comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses on its website related to its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Topics include:
- General ACE information
- New ACE entry summary, accounts and revenue capabilities
- ACE account application process
- ACE portal account functionality
- Periodic monthly statement filing
- Electronic truck manifest
ACE is the United States’ commercial trade processing system designed to automate border processing, to enhance border security and foster US economic security through lawful international trade and travel.
US Customs intends that ACE will eventually replace its current import processing system, the Automated Commercial System (ACS). ACE is part of a multi-year CBP modernization effort, beginning in 2001, that is being deployed in phases.