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You are about to access a Department of Homeland Security computer system. This computer system and data therein are property of the U.S. Government and provided for official U.S. Government information and use. There is no expectation of privacy when you use this computer system. The use of a password or any other security measure does not establish an expectation of privacy. By using this system, you consent to the terms set forth in this notice. You may not process classified national security information on this computer system. Access to this system is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access, use, or modification of this system or of data contained herein, or in transit to/from this system, may constitute a violation of section 1030 of title 18 of the U.S. Code and other criminal laws. Anyone who accesses a Federal computer system without authorization or exceeds access authority, or obtains, alters, damages, destroys, or discloses information, or prevents authorized use of information on the computer system, may be subject to penalties, fines or imprisonment. This computer system and any related equipment is subject to monitoring for administrative oversight, law enforcement, criminal investigative purposes, inquiries into alleged wrongdoing or misuse, and to ensure proper performance of applicable security features and procedures. DHS may conduct monitoring activities without further notice.

By logging in to the ACE Portal you agree to be bound by the language set forth in the Terms and Conditions document, published on May 16, 2007, last updated on July 7, 2008.

It is mandatory that all ACE users maintain a current email address within their ACE user profile.

Modernized ACE Secure Data Portal Coming Soon!

The ACE Secure Data Portal will be modernized through a series of releases over the coming months. Users can begin experiencing the modernized ACE Portal on January 22, 2022. For more information, visit ACE Portal Modernization.

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If you need assistance with the portal, please contact the CBP Technology Support Center
at 1-866-530-4172 for trade and PGA users, or 1-800-927-8729 for CBP personnel.

Privacy Act Statement

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §552a(e)(3), this Privacy Act Statement serves to inform you of the following concerning the collection of information on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Secure Data Portal Account Owner Designation/Authorization Form.

AUTHORITY: Collection of the information solicited on this form is authorized by the following:

  • 19 U.S.C. §§66, 1431, 1448, 1481, 1484, 1505, 1514, 1624, and 2071; Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations, including 19 C.F.R. §§24.5, 149.3, 101.9, and 103.31(e); Executive Orders 9397 and 13659.
  • In addition to Executive Order 9397, CBP has the authority to collect Social Security Numbers (SSN) pursuant to 31 U.S.C. §7701(c), 26 U.S.C. §6109(d), 19 C.F.R. §§24.5 and 149.3. SSN is used because some individuals who do not have an employer identification number (EIN) or a tax identification number (TIN) choose to instead submit their SSN.

PURPOSE: The primary purpose for soliciting this information is to enable importers, exporters, brokers, or carriers to access their customs data via a web-based Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal). (See Terms and Conditions document, 72 FR 27632, published May 16, 2007.) The ACE Portal provides a centralized online access point to connect CBP, trade representatives, and Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) involved in importing goods into the United States. The ACE Portal helps improve compliance with trade laws by enabling account holders to identify and evaluate compliance issues, monitor daily operations, set up payment options, review filings, access a reports tool, compile data, perform national trend analysis, and be provided with insight into entries under review by CBP.

ROUTINE USES: If you choose to provide the information solicited on this form, CBP will use the information to provide you with an ACE Portal user account. The personally identifiable information (PII) that you provide will not be shared with other government agencies unless they are a Participating Government Agency (PGA), pursuant to an International Trade Data System (ITDS) Memorandum of Understanding, consistent with the receiving agency’s legal authority to collect information pertaining to and/or regulate transactions in international trade. Additionally, CBP may share the information with law enforcement of other government agencies as necessary to respond to potential or actual threats of terrorism, or otherwise required by law as a “routine use” pursuant to its published Privacy Act system of records notice.

DISCLOSURE: Providing this information is not legally required to import commercial merchandise into the United States. However, by submitting your PII (including your SSN) in applying for an ACE Portal account, you are giving CBP permission to use the information for a specific, stated purpose, i.e., to obtain the benefits of creating an ACE Portal user account.

Please note: After some time of inactivity, the system will log you off automatically and ask you to log in again.