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ACE Application to be Amended to Reflect Export Functionality

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting through Feb. 9, 2015, comments on the Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment, to which CBP is planning to add a new application for exporters to establish an ACE Portal account. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal application for imported merchandise.

ACE is currently used for imported merchandise by brokers, carriers, sureties, service providers, facility operators, foreign-trade zone operators, cart men and lighter men. To establish an ACE Portal account, participants submit information such as their name, employer identification number or social security number, and, if applicable, a statement certifying their capability to connect to the Internet.

CBP is now proposing to add export functionality to the system, which will allow participation from the exporter community. Trade members wishing to establish an exporter account will need to submit the following data elements.

- account type (ACE Portal account user ID (if applicable), U.S. principal party in interest (yes/no), authorized agent (yes/no), freight forwarder (yes/no), Federal Maritime Commission license number (if applicable))

- company information (EIN, DUNS, company name, company address)

- ACE export account owner information (name, date of birth, phone number, fax number, email, address if different from company address)

- filing notification point of contact (name, phone number, email)

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