The old vs. the new

Automated Commercial System Automated Commercial System (ACS)

* Every Customs entry port is self-contained

* Each transaction handled separately

* No access to data at other Customs points

* Paper backup

* Cannot be modified to provide online data and commercial processing on the Internet

* Fees paid at every entry

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

* Internet-based system

* Data linked to every Customs entry point via Internet

* Data can be collected and collated at any point

* Lower employee costs

* Fees paid monthly

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