Automated Manifest System (AMS)
Due to strict security measures, the Automated Manifest System (AMS) determines that American customs have to be notified 24 hours in advance of shipments to as well as from the United States.
Import Security Filing (ISF)
The Import Security Filing (ISF) dictates that cargo must be reported to US customs 24 hours prior to being loaded into a container or ship.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s electronic manifest program, which was launched in 2007 and requires carriers to file an ACE Manifest at least one hour prior to arrival at the border.
Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)
Similarly to ACE, the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program, which went into effect on June 12, 2018, requires the submission of advanced air cargo information on shipments arriving in the United States from a foreign location.