Automated Commercial Environment
Experts in ACE since 2009
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s technology for a single window and paperless approach through which the trade community reports import and export activity and the government determines admissibility. In other words, ACE allows all U.S. Customs entries, PGA data (i.e. FDA, USDA, EPA, etc.) and EEI (AES) data to be submitted via one platform. U.S. Customs just recently switched software platforms from ACS to ACE in 2016.
Scarbrough was one of the first 20 U.S. Customs Brokers to pilot the program back in 2009 and was recognized by Acting Assistant Commissioner of the Office of International Trade at the time, Robert DiNucci. Our expertise on ACE extends beyond that of a typical broker. Scarbrough’s President and COO, Adam Hill is a member of the Automation Sub-Committee under the Customs Committee for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). He also serves as a member of the US Customs and Border Protection Trade Support Network (TSN), where he provides input on the design and development of modernization projects, like ACE. Mr. Hill is also a member of the eBond committee of the TSN which serves as the trade point of contact with CBP on the design of the new eBond regulations, process, and trade implementation.