Category: Trade Transformation

W Coast Trade Symposium recap: E-commerce is THE hot topic

  CustomsNow attended CBP’s West Coast Trade Symposium last week in Phoenix.  The theme was “Looking Ahead Together: What’s Next for Trade?”  Generally, CBP stated that they would continue to focus on the Priority Trade Issues, as well as the [...]

ACE Portal: Updated CBP guidance for veterans and newcomers

  US Customs has updated web content to help users better understand the ACE Secure Data Portal —  perfect for members with existing portal access, and new trade members who are looking to gain access to the ACE Portal. The [...]

Get the latest scoop on CBP’s Simplified Processes Initiative

On March 24, the NCBFAA sponsored a webinar on the Simplified Processes Initiative, presented by Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations and Entry Division, US Customs Office of Trade Policy & Programs.  Here’s a summary: In 2011, CBP launched the Simplified Processes [...]

CBP offering free Simplified Processes Initiative webinar

The Simplified Processes Initiative (SPI) is an effort to develop a transformation strategy to optimize the process of importing goods through collaboration with the trade and CBP. Click here to view a summary of the information that presenter Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial [...]

ACE: New and updated PGA info posted on

CBP has recently posted new and updated information on ACE and Partner Government Agencies on ACE PGA Filing Status – This document provides the filing status and points of contact for the PGAs in ACE. ACE PGA Filing Status – [...]

ACE implementation winding down

After several tumultuous years there is finally a light at the end of the ACE tunnel.  The next significant release falls into the “Post Release” bucket and covers drawback, liquidations, duty deferral, reconciliation, eBond, as well as a few more [...]

CBP advises to disable auto-complete functionality for ACE Portal passwords

From US Customs’ January 2017 ACE Monthly Trade Update:   [...]Read More... from CBP advises to disable auto-complete functionality for ACE Portal passwords

ACE reporting: CBP publishes updates for protest filers and more

With the postponement of the deployment of ACE post-entry functionality, shippers now have some time to familiarize themselves with US Customs’ recent update of ACE reporting capabilities. Specifically, the ACE Reports Team has recently deployed a new ACE Reports Workspace [...]

Breaking news! CBP postpones deployment of Jan 14 ACE post-entry functionality

  From CSMS #17-000009:   Notice Regarding ACE – Postponement of the January 14 deployment This notice is with regard to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The January 14, 2017, deployment of post release capabilities [...]


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