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CBP happenings: ACE Enhancements deployed; Annual Carrier and Customs Bonded Facility Meetings in Detroit are June 13

By Debbie Dent
Director, Program Services
Border Connect, Inc.


ACE Enhancements Announcement

In February 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deployed the last of the seven major scheduled core Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) deployments, and all phases of cargo processing are now in ACE.  Looking ahead, CBP is focused on sustaining all deployed ACE capabilities and ensuring ACE operates as a highly available and reliable system.

2018 ACE enhancement funding will be used for the following:

  • Section 321/Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act enabling automation
  • Electronic CBP Form 5106
  • Modernizing Foreign Trade Zone (e214) process in ACE
  • Creation of Unique Identifiers for Centers of Excellence and Expertise
  • Transitioning to Broker National Permit
  • Modernizing vessel management, via Vessel Agent Account Type
  • Streamlining and modernizing truck processing, via a non-intrusive inspection
  • Updating Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Manifest update to include shipper phone number
  • Electronic Vessel manifest confidentiality request

CBP Detroit Meetings June 13, 2018.   Meeting Location: 300 River Place Drive, Suite 5900, Detroit

CBP in Detroit, Michigan invites highway carriers to attend the annual carrier meeting to discuss issues. Topics will include:
– New In-Bond Regulations
– Instruments of International Traffic Requirements
– Section 321’s
-Agriculture Operations

To register to attend this meeting please contact Andrew J. Archer at by Friday, June 1, 2018. Customs Bonded Facility Meeting is being held that same day from 9 to 11 a.m. and please send a separate e-mail to

Debbie Dent, can be reached at 1-800-596-5176 or by e-mail

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