The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the backbone of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) trade information processing and risk management activities and is the key to implementing many of the agency’s trade transformation initiatives. ACE allows efficient facilitation of imports and exports and serves as the primary system used by U.S. Government agencies to process cargo. ACE will serve as the “Single Window” for trade facilitation as mandated by Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses. CBP published this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for ACE because ACE collects, maintains, uses, and disseminates import and export information from the trade community that contains personally identifiable information (PII).
Last Published Date: February 21, 2019