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ACE Entry Summary Process and Policy
The ACE Entry Summary Process document outlines the entry summary workflow in ACE. The ACE Entry Summary Instruction document provides entry summary field descriptions and data requirements. These documents will be updated periodically.

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ACE: Modernization Information Systems
ACE is the commercial trade processing system being developed by CBP to facilitate legitimate trade and strengthen border security.

Automated Export System (AES)
The Automated Export System (AES) is the electronic way to file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) and ocean manifest information directly to U.S. Customs. On these web pages you will find information on the history and future of AES, technical documentation, software vendors, AESDirect and many other items of interest related to AES. AES Outreach:

Automated Manifest Systems (AMS)

Becoming a Customs Broker
Overview of general requirements for becoming a licensed broker.

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C-TPAT: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism


CROSS: Customs Rulings Online Search System
CROSS was last updated 10/09/2012 8:34:35 PM with 293 rulings, bringing the total number of searchable rulings to 174341. The most recent ruling is dated 10/02/2012 12:00:00 AM.

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CSI: Container Security Initiative
CSI is a program intended to help increase security for maritime containerized cargo shipped to the United States from around the world. CSI addresses the threat to border security and global trade posed by the potential for terrorist use of a maritime container to deliver a weapon.If you have information concerning possible terrorist use of shipping containers to smuggle weapons or other items, you may be entitled to a reward for the information provided. Please email us with your information at

Customs Regulations (CFR, multiple years)

Directives and Handbooks

Duty, Tariff Rates

Focused Assessment Program (FA)
A Risk Based Approach to Audit

Global, Regional, and Bilateral Trade Agreements

Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
ISA is a voluntary approach to trade compliance. The program provides the opportunity for importers who have made a commitment of resources to assume responsibility for monitoring their own compliance in exchange for benefits.

Informed Compliance Publications
CBP has a number of Informed Compliance publications (ICPs) in the "What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: ..." series. As of the date of this posting, the subjects listed are available for reading or downloading. The first date shown is the original publication date. The subsequent dates, if any, show the revisions. Please note: The "Additional Information" sections in some of the older ICPs were correct at the time of publication, but may no longer be current.

Free Trade Agreements
Information related to the following free trade agreements: Australia (AFTA), Bahrain (BFTA), CAFTA - DR Central America (CAFTA), Chile (CFTA), Colombia (CTPA), Israel (ILFTA), Jordan (JFTA), Korea (UKFTA), Morocco (MFTA), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Oman (OFTA), Peru (PTPA), Singapore (SFTA).

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Quota Book Transmittals (QBTs)
Quota information issued for the trade community by the HQ Quota Branch, Textile/Apparel Policy and Programs Division

Allows for post-entry revisions to certain elements of entries which are indeterminable at time of entry.

Remote Location Filing


Report Trade Allegations (e-Allegations)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has established an on-line procedure by which concerned individuals can report illegal import and export activity.

Ruling Requests

Schedule B Export Numbers

Shippers' Export Declaration

Textile Book Transmittals (TBTs)
Textile information issued for the trade community by the Textile Enforcement and Operations Division.

Trade Rules and Regulations

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