ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) is the name of the CBP (Customs & Border Protection) platform to process Air eManifest submissions from air carriers, freight forwarders, warehouses, and customs brokers.
The ACAS (Air Cargo Advance Screening) program has been mandatory since June 12, 2018. The ACAS program is a joint public/private partnership with CBP and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The ACAS program requires the airline or other 3rd party to submit manifest information before the loading of the cargo at the foreign destination. ACAS allows CBP and the TSA to receive advance security filing cargo data as a means to target cargo shipments inbound to the United States that may be high risk and require additional physical screening under the appropriate regulatory framework and protocols.
International goods valued $800 or less can enter the US duty-free. Some international businesses prefer to clear section 321 shipments by utilizing the below process:
The rise of e-commerce shipments is also shifting the focus how Customs handles the processing of large volumes of small boxes.
Pricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. AMS Air counts as a transaction. Download ACE Air LOI below and email completed form to email@example.com
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