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OMB No. 1651-0105
Expiration Date: 5-31-2018
Please complete the form below to request an ACE Exporter Account.
An ACE Exporter Account will provide access to AES Direct to file
Electronic Export Information (EEI) and to initiate the approval process
to access ACE export reports. Once you have completed the form, select "Submit".
Note: Only US and US territory entities may apply for an ACE
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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
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
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
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.
You must accept the Terms and Conditions before the form can be submitted.
Paperwork Reduction Act Statement: An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information
collection and a person is not required to respond to this information unless it displays a
current valid OMB control number and an expiration date. Obligation to respond is required to
obtain benefits. The control number for this collection is 1651-0105. The estimated average time
to complete this application is 4 minutes. If you have any comments regarding the burden estimate
you can write to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Regulations and Rulings, 90 K
Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington DC 20229.