US Customs

Terminology

A Glossary and Definition of commonly-used import export acronyms and terms ACRONYM/TERM DEFINITION ABI Automated Broker Interface – a part of Customs Automated Commercial System, permits transmission of data pertaining to merchandise being imported into the U.S. Qualified participants include brokers, importers, carriers, port authorities and independent data processing companies referred to as service centers. […]

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First Step towards ACE Portal Application

ACE Portal Application and Program Participation To take advantage of the latest ACE Secure Data Portal capabilities company must register for it first. Benefits of establishing a Portal account include the following: file manifests electronically; make periodic payments on an interest-free monthly basis; file and process formal consumption entries and informal entries, including Automated Broker […]

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Integration with U.S. Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)

Automated Commercial System (ACS) As shipments of raw materials, parts, and finished goods cross national borders, they must pass through customs. Today, the United States Customs Service allows shippers and consignees to submit customs declarations and receive customs releases electronically. In April 2007, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began rolling out an electronic cargo […]