Effective January 25, 2007, truck carriers entering the United States through all ports of entry in the states of Washington and Arizona and through the ports of Pembina, Neche, Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles and Hansboro in North Dakota will be required to file electronic manifests through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE is the next generation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection technology designed to protect the United States from terrorism and to ensure the country's economic vitality by expediting lawful trade.
The requirement to submit advance electronic cargo information is mandated by U.S. law in the
Trade Act of 2002. To comply with this requirement, truck carriers have the following options to transmit e-manifests.
€ Self file through the web-based ACE secure data portal or via a CBP approved electronic data interchange (EDI), or
€ Use third parties, who usually require a fee.
To begin filing e-manifests with CBP, carriers are encouraged to establish an ACE carrier account or obtain certification to file via EDI, or contact a customs broker, service provider, or other authorized filer to discuss how to submit e-manifests.
For information regarding ACE, please e-mail CBP at email@example.com