ACE Makes ITRAC Reports Obsolete

The advent of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) has brought about many changes to the way that import/export transactions are handled by the U.S. Government. As the program nears its complete rollout in terms of functionality, it is important to keep in mind how these changes affect trade compliance.  In terms of post-release compliance, many importers use FOIA Importer Trade Activity.. Read More

CBP East Coast Trade Symposium – Arlington, VA

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium Trade Symposium will be held December 1-2, 2016, a Thursday and Friday, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The CBP East Coast Trade Symposium brings together government officials, customs brokers, trade partners, importers/exporters, and more to discuss the major changes and trends within Customs and Border Protection as well.. Read More

CBP Postpones Use of ACE for Liquidation, Drawback, Recon and More

CBP is postponing the mandatory use of the ACE for liquidation, drawback, reconciliation, duty deferral, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface. Previously scheduled for Oct. 29, CBP has noted that additional time is needed and is now targeting January 2017 for the transition. Updates will be forthcoming. In the meantime, review our previous post related to filing Reconciliation in.. Read More

Protest Filing in ACE Deployed

Effective August 29, 2016, CBP deployed protest filing in ACE. All electronic protests must be filed via the ACE Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal). Learn how to file Protests in ACE. For this reason and many others, it is incredibly important for Importers and Exporters to have ACE Portal Accounts! To setup an account, navigate to and select the.. Read More

CEEs Tackle ADD/CVD & Commercial Fraud

CPH Group USA would like to inform the Trade that there has been a noted nationwide increase in Requests for Information (CF-28s) focused specifically on antidumping/countervailing duty order compliance. Some of these requests are followed up by formal investigations initiated by CBP, and driven primarily by the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs). It is extremely important to pay close attention.. Read More