AESDirect Will Be Migrating Into ACE This Fall

Attention all exporters (U.S. Principal Parties in Interest), authorized agents, and freight forwarders…


The AESDirect export filing application will be migrated into the International Trade Data System’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  In addition, a comprehensive export report feature will be available to filers and USPPIs to facilitate their business processes.


The President mandated a single window system for exports and imports and ACE will be the hub to fulfill this directive (view Executive Order). Integrating AESDirect into AES/ACE will eliminate the need to maintain two data collection systems for exports.


Summer 2015: The account registration and export reports feature will be available. Filers and USPPI’s can begin registering for ACE accounts and request approval for access to their export data.

Fall 2015: The AESDirect application will be available for filer use. Those who have already registered for an ACE account will have access immediately and all others will need to submit an ACE account application form to access the new AESDirect filing system.

Early 2016 (tentatively): AESDirect EDI Upload and Weblink functionality will be deployed following the release of the AESDirect filing application.


Details regarding account availability, the registration process and transitioning to the new system will be provided over the next few months.


The new filing application will encompass all of the features inherent in both of the current online and offline filing applications (AESDirect & AESPcLink) as well as enhancements, to include: auto-save feature, saving partial shipments, saving complete shipments for later submission, option to view interface in Spanish, user administration and the creation of profiles and templates.

Scarbrough International, Ltd. has been involved with ACE since 2009.  We will keep you updated on mandatory dates and how we can continue to improve your filing process.