U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade has launched an initiative to make timely trade data more readily available to users of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
Starting this spring, CBP will begin migrating its Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.