Customs slates ACE conferences

Customs slates ACE conferences

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be holding two upcoming ACE Exchange Conferences, one May 21-23 at the La Posada in Laredo, TX, and the other June 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo (NY).

The programs familiarize attendees with the benefits of ACE, which will eventually replace the Automated Commercial System as the cargo processing system of record for CBP. The conferences will provide information about ACE’s impact on business operations and legal policy changes underway, such as the new mandatory electronic manifest policy.

Day One of the conference includes registration along with one-on-one appointments with a CBP representative from the ACE Accounts Services Desk. Day Two focuses on issues relevant to importers and brokers. Day Three covers topics important to the truck carrier community, such as paying duties and fees as well as reporting tools with compliance and financial data. CBP said it will offer one-on-one appointments for account set-up assistance or e-Manifest and reports training during all three days of the conference.

Registration for the ACE Exchange Conference is free. However, space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. CBP recommends signing up early at www.cbp.gov/modernization. Conference agendas and details can also be found at the website.

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