Passing Customs Pilot Testing

The objective of ACE and its paperless environment is to meet regulatory and security trade requirements while maintaining movement of international commerce shipments.

First successful transmission of PMS was completed by the combined efforts of CBP www.cpb.gov, TradePoint Systems www.tradepointsystems.com and Menlo Worldwide Trade Services www.menloworldwide.com. Involved in the test are 17 brokers, 34 importers, almost 350 CBP personnel and other trade community representatives.

As CBP Commissioner, Robert C. Bonner, notes, “the launch of Periodic Payment and other account revenue capabilities marks a key period of growth for ACE and CBP. This is another important step toward enhancing our ability to both protect America’s borders and expedite legitimate trade. ACE will provide CBP personnel with the information they need to decide what should be targeted because it is a security threat, and what should be expedited because it complies with U.S. laws, before a shipment reaches the border.”

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