ACE Air eManifest & ACAS

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The ACE Air Customs Compliance Solution is available to the following entities

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Air Carriers

submit ACE Air eManifest at a Master level and must have IATA code, Airwaybill Prefix and Type 3 International Carrier Bond

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Customs Brokers

can submit Type 86 (to adhere PGA requirements) and/or ACE Air to release low value Section 321 shipments. Must have a Filer Code and Type 1 Importer Bond

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Importer

can submit Type 86 (to adhere PGA requirements) and/or ACE Air to release low value Section 321 shipments. Must have a Filer Code and Type 1 Importer Bond

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Freight Forwarders

can submit mandatory ACE Air eManifest to CBP must have an ABI Filer code and Type 1 Importer Bond

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Warehouses/CFS/ECCF

can submit ACE House Airway bill. Must have Type 2 Custodian Bond and Type 3 International Carrier Bond

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Service Providers

Air cargo service providers can integrate our solution to extend our ACE Air eManifest solution offering as a value-add service to your existing customers

ACE Air eManifest & ACAS

ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) is the name of the CBP (Customs & Border Protection) platform to process Air eManifest submissions from air carriers, freight forwarders, warehouses, and customs brokers.

Air carriers must submit Cargo data at the master level. Freight Forwarders or warehouses have the option to directly submit the ACE Ocean eManifest HBL data to CBP. HBL data submitted to bye airline will usually incur a fee.

The ACAS (Air Cargo Advance Screening) program has been mandatory since June 12, 2018. The ACAS program is a joint public/private partnership with CBP and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The ACAS program requires the airline or other 3rd party to submit manifest information before the loading of the cargo at the foreign destination. ACAS allows CBP and the TSA to receive advance security filing cargo data as a means to target cargo shipments inbound to the United States that may be high risk and require additional physical screening under the appropriate regulatory framework and protocols.

Section 321 Air Shipments

International goods valued $800 or less can enter the US duty-free. Some international businesses prefer to clear section 321 shipments by utilizing the below process:
  • ABI filer or CFS/ECCF with FIRMS code sends Section 321 HAWB data at least 4 hours before arrival to comply with the Trade Act
  • Email request to local CBP port requesting the release of shipments in CFS
  • CBP conducts inspection. Packages placed on hold visible in the portal
  • Release status (1C) is updated in the portal

What are the Benefits of the ACAS Program?

Increased security by leveraging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat data to employ a risk-based approach to improve air cargo security through targeted screening

Efficiencies by automating identification of high-risk cargo for screening before it is loaded on US bound aircraft

Reduced paper processes related to cargo screening requirements, thereby increasing carrier convenience

Avoiding reduced cut-off times that may result from carriers requesting earlier data submission from freight forwarders that are not ACAS filers

Facilitating freight forwarder business operations by increasing consolidation lead-times through improved visibility into which shipments require enhanced screening

Increasing security by leveraging DHS threat data and other data to employ a risk-based approach through targeted screening

Recent Changes in e-Commerce Customs Compliance Process

The rise of e-commerce shipments is also shifting the focus how Customs handles the processing of large volumes of small boxes.

Customs City ACE Air Services:

ACE Air

Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, Warehouses and Air Carriers can submit mandatory ACE Air eManifest to CBP

Type 86

Customs Brokers can submit Type 86 (to adhere PGA requirements) and/or ACE Air to release low value Section 321 shipments

Freight Status Notification (FSN)

Warehouses/NVOCC(Freight Forwarders) receive the milestone events for every shipment

Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)

Air Carriers or other 3rd party can submit Manifest information before the loading of the cargo at the foreign destination

Section 321 Data Pilot

Freight Forwarders, Carriers and Online Retailers can submit Section 321 Supplementary Data to reduce inspections at the border

Freight Status Query (FSQ)

Parties can obtain the statuses of the airway bill and FSQ messages can be sent at any time

ACE Air Process and Customs Compliance Requirements

Letting Air carriers file on your behalf can be very expensive – they can charge around $20-$25 per HBL for eManifest submission. Minimize your eCommerce customs compliance costs with Customs City’s specifically designed competitive price plans that are tailored for your large volume shipments

ACE Air eManifest & ACAS Monthly Price Plans

Pricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. AMS Air counts as a transaction. Download ACE Air LOI below and email completed form to info@customscity.com
  • Select your plan

  • Number of included transactions

    Number of included transactions

  • Average price per transactionAverage price per transaction
  • Counts as transactionsCounts as transactions
  • CBP Responses included at no chargeCBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding AssistanceOn-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email AlertsMonitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no chargeChanges & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Free Plan

  • $0

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    40
  • Average price per transaction0 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Grow

  • $49

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    200
  • Average price per transaction25 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Express

  • $99

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    650
  • Average price per transaction15 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Scale

  • $299

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    3000
  • Average price per transaction10 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
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  • Select your plan

  • Number of included transactionsNumber of included transactions
  • Average price per transactionAverage price per transaction
  • Counts as transactionsCounts as transactions
  • CBP Responses included at no chargeCBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding AssistanceOn-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email AlertsMonitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no chargeChanges & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Consolidator

  • $499

    per month

  • Number of included transactions10,000
  • Average price per transaction5 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Business

  • $999

    per month

  • Number of included transactions25,000
  • Average price per transaction4 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Enterprise

  • $1499

    per month

  • Number of included transactions50,000
  • Average price per transaction3 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • eCommerce

  • $1999

    per month

  • Number of included transactions100,000
  • Average price per transaction2 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, ACE Ocean, Type 86, ISF, FSN
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
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Why Customs City?

We believe that by adopting modern technologies and combining with the knowledge of Customs & Trade we can deliver the optimal solutions for our customers. Customs City will make your eCommerce customs compliance process seamless and cost effective.

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All-in-one ACE Air Customs Compliance Solution

ACE Air, Type 86, Section 321 Data Pilot, FSN, ACAS

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Cost Savings

Customs City offers lowest transactional fees, specifically tailored for high volume e-Commerce shipments

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Performance

eManifest submission is quick & easy, so you can focus more on growing your business

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Security

All data is encrypted using military-strength encryption

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24/7 Free Support

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