CBP to make import data access easier for ACE users

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Source: American Shipper

Starting this spring, Customs and Border Protection will begin migrating its Importer Trade Activity data to ACE Reports, making the data available to all trade members on demand. 

During this time, industry may continue to use existing processes to request ITRAC reports from the agency via CDs and quarterly uploads via the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) portal (Importer Self-Assessment participants). 

“This will allow CBP time to migrate all ITRAC data through the course of the summer and provide trade with time to familiarize with running ITRAC reports in ACE, while continuing to provide access to existing ITRAC reporting processes,” the agency said in an email message to the trade on Wednesday. 

“At the end of the full transition to ACE, existing ITRAC reporting processes will be retired and replaced with quicker, more streamlined access to the data,” CBP added. 

Other components of the initiative will include enhancing ACE Reports processing speeds and data-retrieval capabilities and providing new data types in ACE Reports.

Questions about this ACE Reports initiative may be emailed to ace.reports@cbp.dhs.gov

 

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