Applications for participating in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can now be completed, signed digitally and e-mailed directly to the agency for submission. "The new application makes signing up for ACE faster and easier," said Louis Samenfink, executive director of CBP's Cargo Systems Program Office. "We want to expedite this process as much as possible so that companies can begin to see the benefits of an ACE account right away." Applicants can download the ACE portal account application via the CBP website, complete the data fields electronically, select the digital signature option, and e-mail the completed application to ACE.Applications@dhs.gov with the click of a button. Submissions by e-mail should "significantly" reduce the time required to obtain delivery confirmation, CBP said. Applicants who do not wish to submit their information electronically may continue to submit signed paper applications.
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