Vermont border crossings now equipped for ACE

| Tuesday, December 05, 2006

All land border crossings in the state of Vermont are now equipped with ACE, the growing and soon-to-be mandatory system of commercial trade processing for truck cargo crossing into the U.S.

Shippers, trucking companies and owner-operators will soon need to be equipped to send ACE electronic cargo manifests to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ahead of crossing the border into the U.S.

Vermont joins the border states of Arizona, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Washington as having ACE-equipped ports.

Fifty-four of the nation's 91 land border crossings are now equipped to use ACE - that's 10 more than the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported in August.

Arizona and Washington State are leading the way to mandatory ACE requirements for all trucks crossing the border, with a rollout date of Jan. 25, 2007.

Other states will phase in mandatory ACE requirements.

For information regarding ACE, send an e-mail to acenow@dhs.gov or get a fact sheet on the Web at cbp.gov/modernization.

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