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August 28, 2019
Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) Data to Transition to ACE Reports

On April 25, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Trade Information Notice concerning the Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) Data program. Trade data, previously only available through ITRAC, is now available via the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). With the implementation of new ACE programming, importers are now able to download their information through their ACE portal upon demand and free of charge. Reports that are available as of April 18, 2019, are: 

  • Bond
  • Cargo Release
  • Entry Summary
  • Reconciliation

Currently, an importer can still file a request and pay between $250.00 to $300.00 per ITRAC report, but ITRAC requests will eventually be discontinued. See below table for CBP’s phased transition timeline.

Transition of ITRAC Data – Phased Timeline

Dates Transition Dates

Spring 2019
  • Most ITRAC data available in ACE reports
  • Continue to request issuance via CD, of multi-year ITRAC reports
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) portal for ITRAC reports

Summer 2019
  • Full access to ITRAC data in ACE reports
  • Continue to request issuance via CD, of multi-year ITRAC reports
  • Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) participants continue to use CTPAT portal for ITRAC reports

Fall/Winter 2019
  • ITRAC data fully implemented in ACE reports
  • Discontinue issuance of ITRAC reports via CD
  • ISA participants continue to use CTPAT portal for ITRAC reports

In addition to the above details, the Trade Information Notice includes a question-and-answer dialogue and helpful links to assist importers through the transition.

ACE is the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility.

CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain, such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers.

ISA is a program that provides the opportunity for importers who have made a commitment of resources to assume responsibility for monitoring their own compliance in exchange for benefits.

Helpful links:

www.cbp.gov

www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues

For more information, please contact your local FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage office. For a complete list of office locations, go to ftn.fedex.com/us/locations.

 

 


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