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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Modernization and ACE. Western Cargo Conference San Diego, CA October 13 - 17, 2004. Introduction Modernization Background ACE: C-TPAT, FAST, and CSI Overview of ACE Releases ACE/ITDS Integration How to become an ACE Participant Questions and Answers.

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u s customs and border protection modernization and ace

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Modernization and ACE

Western Cargo Conference

San Diego, CA

October 13 - 17, 2004

agenda
Introduction

Modernization Background

ACE: C-TPAT, FAST, and CSI

Overview of ACE Releases

ACE/ITDS Integration

How to become an ACE Participant

Questions and Answers

Agenda
key operational decisions are now made everywhere
Key Operational Decisions Are Now Made Everywhere

CBP Officers around the world

make key operational decisions every day:

Who and What toTarget? ToExpedite? ToInvestigate?

Typical Daily Volume:

1,131,000 passengers

92,600 trucks & containers

70,100 entries

327,500 vehicles

1,900 aircraft

what is cbp modernization
Modernizationis a 15-year initiative to modernize and integrate U.S. Customs and Border Protection to support the core business processes

ACE is the first step

What is CBP Modernization?
ace providing the it platform for
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Joint government-business initiative

Builds cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security

Free and Secure Trade (FAST)

Offers pre-registration capabilities and background checks for importers and carriers prior to importing goods for those participating in the C-TPAT

Container Security Initiative (CSI)

Establishes security criteria to identify high-risk containers

Enables pre-screening of high-risk containers beforethey arrive at U.S. ports

ACE: Providing the IT Platform for:
slide6

Overview of Releases

  • Initial bond sufficiency
  • Remaining import account types
  • Administrative messaging
  • Periodic statements
  • Initial refunds
  • Initial payments (including EFT and lockbox)
  • Enhanced General Ledger Integration with Sub. Ledgers
  • CFO reports
  • Violation Billing
  • Regulatory audit
  • Initial compliance analysis
  • Accept cash payments
  • Broker/carrier Accounts
  • SAL and action plan enhancement
  • Notifications and Alerts
  • Monthly periodic statements
  • Monthly periodic payments
  • Subsidiary Ledger
  • Initial General Ledger Integration with Sub. Ledger

Security and Commercial

Accounts

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

PostReleaseProcessing

Reference Data

CBP

NTC, NAS, FAS

NTC, NAS, FAS

PGAs*

TBD

Trade

Steady Growth of Users

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start (PRR). Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

**Note: Selectivity & Targeting Prototypes.

slide7

Account Creation

  • ACE Secure Data Portal
  • Initial 41 Account Participants
  • Review CBP Entry Data in Near Real Time
  • Manage Issues and Resolve Problems More Effectively
  • Enable Uniform Customer Support
  • Support Informed Compliance
  • Provide Easy Access to Summary Reports, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), and Compliance Rate Data
  • National information

What:

Who:

Benefits:

Account Creation

R2

Security and Commercial

Accounts

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

PostReleaseProcessing

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

account creation ace secure data portal
Account Creation: ACE Secure Data Portal

New Account Types

Reports

Over 60 downloadable reports.

Significant Activity Log (SAL)

Identify Customs Brokers

importer and broker reports examples available through the ace secure data portal
Summary of HTS Numbers by Value Report

Summary of IR Numbers by Date, by Value Report

Summary of IR Numbers by Number of Cargo Exams Report

Summary of Filer Codes by Number of Cargo Exams Report

Summary of Consignee Numbers by Date, by Value Report

Summary of Filer Codes by Value Report

Summary of Filer Codes by Number of Team Reviews Report

Summary of HTS Numbers by Number of Team Reviews Report

Importer and Broker Reports: ExamplesAvailable through the ACE Secure Data Portal
  • Cargo Entry Details Report
  • Cargo Entries by HTS Number Report
  • Cargo Entry Lines by Filer Code Report
  • Cargo Exam Details by Date Range Report
  • Cargo Exam Details Report
  • Team Review Details by Date Range Report
  • Team Review Details by Entry Number Report
  • Entry Summary Lines by Port of Entry Code Report
  • Entry Summary Lines by Filer Code Report
  • Filer Activity Summary – Top 5 Ports
  • Importer Activity Summary – Top 5 Filers
  • Sub-ledger Report
account creation quick views
Account Creation: Quick Views

Compliance Quick View Options

slide11

Periodic Payment

R3

Security and Commercial

Accounts

Periodic Payment

  • Initial Account Revenue Periodic Statements and Payments (Monthly)
  • Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) Credit and ACH Debit
  • Additional Account functionality
  • ACE Account Participants
    • Enables Importer Accounts to designate brokers to file on their behalf
    • Expands Account Management to enable Brokers to view entry summary historical data
    • Expands Account Profile to include carriers
  • Moves from transaction-based to account-based payments
  • Enables importer accounts to designate brokers to file on their behalf
  • Enables brokers to view entry summary historical data
  • Expands account profile to include carriers
  • Supports informed compliance

What:

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

Who:

PostReleaseProcessing

Benefits:

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

periodic payment view
Periodic Payment View

Periodic (Monthly) Statement

Drilldown to Daily Statement Detail

Drilldown to Entry Detail on Statement

periodic payment
Why?

The Trade Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-210, dated August 6, 2002, amended Section 505(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 USC 1505(a)) by adding, “As soon as a periodic payment module of the Automated Commercial Environment is developed, but no later than October 1, 2004, a participating importer of record, or the importer’s filer, may deposit estimated duties and fees for entries of merchandise no later than the 15th day of the month following the month in which the merchandise is entered or released, whichever comes first.”

Periodic Payment
periodic payment brokers benefits
Manage their own unique group of users within their ACE Portal Broker Account

File Periodic Monthly Statements

Run a variety of reports extracted from CBP data

5 distinct Quick View Reports

Periodic Statement Reports

60+ reports regarding their own and their clients entries

Apply for an ACE Importer Account

Access to the Significant Activity Log (SAL) and Action Plan

Periodic Payment - Brokers Benefits
periodic payment15
Benefits to CBP

Meet legislative mandate for establishing an automated system to accommodate periodic payments

Short-term: Material Weakness identified by OIG addressed - Subsidiary Ledger created in ACE

Long-term: Less work for CBP Field Offices - fewer daily collections transactions

Benefits to the Trade

Access to operational data through the ACE Secure Data Portal

The ability to interact electronically with CBP

Periodic MONTHLY payment for multiple entries/transactions at one time

Additional float on money

Periodic Payment
ace periodic monthly statement
Duties collected via the ACE Periodic Monthly Statement continue to increase exponentially since the inception of this feature of ACE in late June 2004.ACE Periodic Monthly Statement
slide17

e-Manifest: Trucks

e-Manifest: Trucks

  • Cargo and enforcement processing for trucks
  • eRelease and automated truck manifest, including in-bond
  • Consolidated interface for CBP Officers
  • Transponder and proximity card
  • ACE Account Participants
    • Expands to Truck Carriers and their authorized agents initially at seven selected land border ports
  • Provides Standard Automated Manifest at land ports
  • Enhances Security in the supply chain
  • Enables CBP Officers to make faster, better, earlier decisions

What:

Who:

Benefits:

R4

Security and Commercial

Accounts

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

PostReleaseProcessing

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

the flow of intelligence at a border station
The Flow of Intelligence at a Border Station

Release Shipment

Hold

and

Examine

Officer

in booth at Otay Mesa

checksACEscreen for results of

Targeting and Selectivity Analysis

Officer

Decides To:

As trucks

approach border

RF signal

transmitted to ACE

OR

slide19

Account Revenue and Secure Trade Data

R5

Account Revenue and Secure Trade Data

  • Entry summary processing through liquidation, antidumping/countervailing duties, quota/visa, reconciliation, and supporting selectivity
  • Enhanced financial processing
  • Initial automated manifest functionality for all modes of transportation
  • ACE Accounts - Carriers/NVOCCs, Sureties, Brokers, Importers
  • Acceptance of additional payment types
    • Credit card payments
    • Payments via the internet
  • Streamlined entry summary process
  • ACE is the system of record for entry summaries

Security and Commercial

Accounts

What:

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

Who:

PostReleaseProcessing

Benefits:

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

slide20

E-Manifest: All Modes and Cargo Security

R6

E-Manifest: All Modes and Cargo Security

  • Receive Entry
  • Full Electronic Manifest
  • Cargo Tracking
  • In-bond
  • Release
  • ACE Account Participants - Bonded Facility Operators, Cartmen/Lightermen, Couriers, Carriers/NVOCCs, Sureties, Brokers, Importers
  • Electronic manifest will enable visibility of shipments transferring between transportation modes
  • Cargo tracking will enable visibility of shipment lifecycle

Security and Commercial

Accounts

What:

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

Who:

PostReleaseProcessing

Benefits:

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

slide21

Exports and Cargo Control

R7

Exports and Cargo Control

  • EVERYTHING ELSE
  • FTZ/Warehouse Processing
  • Exports
  • Protest Processing
  • Drawback Processing
  • Document Management
  • ACE Accounts - FTZ Operators, Exporters/USPPI, Bonded Facility Operators, Sureties, Cartmen/Lightermen, Couriers, Carriers/NVOCCs, Brokers, Importers
  • Fully automated, electronic end-to-end cargo process
  • Integrated drawback/export process
  • ACE becomes the system of record

Security and Commercial

Accounts

What:

  • Technology Prototypes:
  • Knowledge Based Risk Mgmt. Prototype**
  • IIF Prototype**

Cargo and Enforcement Processing

Who:

PostReleaseProcessing

Benefits:

Reference Data

Steady Growth of Users

CBP

PGAs*

Trade

*Note: Functionality and users are listed as to when their integration effort will start based on the ACE Program Plan version 10. Full integration will take place over multiple releases.

Global Blueprinting conducted from October 2003-May 2004. **Note: Not part of Release 3.

ace itds vision
To implement a secure, integrated, government-wide system for the electronic collection, use, and dissemination of the international trade and transportation data essential to the missions of federal agencies.ACE/ITDS Vision
current data flow all methods
Current Data Flow – All Methods

CIA

Foreign Intelligence

ATF

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives

FDA

Safety of Food, Drugs, & Medical Devices

Traders

DEA

Importers and Exporters

Drug Interdiction

FMCSA

Trucks and Buses; and HAZMAT Transport

FBI

Carriers

Investigations

Truck, Air, Rail, and Sea

NSA

Electronic Intelligence

EPA

Passengers

Environ-mental Safety

International Air, Land, Sea

FWS

Wildlife and Plants

CDC

Communic-able Diseases

NHTSA

Automobile Safety

Solid Lines = All Methods of Communication

Broken Lines = Two Way Electronic Communication

CBP

Import Export Passengers

NRC

Radioactive Material

ace itds data flow electronic
ACE/ITDS Data Flow - Electronic

CIA

Foreign Intelligence

ATF

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives

FDA

Safety of Food, Drugs, & Medical Devices

DEA

Drug Interdiction

Traders

FMCSA

Trucks and Buses; and HAZMAT Transport

ImportersandExporters

FBI

Investigations

NSA

Electronic Intelligence

ACE/ITDS

Carriers

EPA

Truck, Air, Rail, and Sea

Environ-mental Safety

FWS

Wildlife and Plants

CDC

Communic-able Diseases

NHTSA

Automobile safety

CBP

Import Export Passengers

NRC

Radioactive Material

ace itds benefits
More Effective Enforcement and Analysis

Availability of Pre-Arrival Information

Cargo Tracking

Access to More Accurate and Timely Transaction Information

Enable Comprehensive Risk Management

Promote Multi-Agency Collaboration of Enforcement Initiatives

Efficiency

Promote Information Sharing Among Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies

Accelerate Border Clearance

Reduce Costs

Eliminate Paper Systems

Trade Facilitation

Provide Single-Window Transaction Filing for the Trade

Harmonize Government Data Requirements

ACE/ITDS Benefits
becoming an ace participant
Becoming an ACE Participant
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • C-TPAT Certified
    • Internet Connectivity
    • Bond Rider
    • Check Federal Register Notice Vol. 69, No.173
  • Application Process:
    • Importer Name
    • Unique Importer of Record Number
    • Statement certifying C-TPAT participation
    • Statement certifying capability to connect to the internet
    • E-mail information to ACENow@dhs.gov
  • CBP Policy:
    • Able to accept up to 1100 ACE Accounts for Release 3 and 4
    • Priority will shift to create well balanced blend of accounts
questions and feedback
Questions and Feedback?

?

Visit the Modernization & ACE site on www.cbp.gov/modernization

or write us at:

CBPMO@dhs.gov