Transition to the Refactored AESDirect System in ACE

Excerpt from U.S. Customs Cargo Systems Messaging Service |  January 14, 2016


This message is not intended for filers using AESWebLink and AESDirect EDI Upload. It is strictly for the attention of filers using the legacy AESDirect portal at and the AESPcLink application.

The Refactored AESDirect system in the Automated Commercial Environment was launched on November 30, 2015. Since that time, filers have submitted over 47,000 accepted shipments using the new system.

As part of the transition of AESDirect to the ACE Portal, the ability to file Electronic Export Information via legacy AESDirect at and the AESPcLink application will be terminated in stages over the next two months. All legacy AESDirect filers will be notified of their mandatory transition date to the Refactored AESDirect system upon login and be provided a specific date their account will be closed off based upon their Filer ID.

The dates for this transition are based upon the two-digit prefix of the Filer ID and accounts will be closed off from legacy AESDirect accordingly.

Prefixes 00-19 on 02/15/2016

Prefixes 20-39 on 02/22/2016

Prefixes 40-59 on 02/29/2016

Prefixes 60-79 on 03/07/2016

Prefixes 80-99 on 03/14/2016

Please make sure you have taken steps to begin filing in the Refactored AESDirect system in ACE prior to your mandatory transition date.


For more information regarding the transition, please see our AESDirect Transition to ACE – Refactored AESDirect page at


For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Collection Branch or email

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for Data Collection Branch