Export filing accounts over at aesdirect.census.gov are gradually being deactivated in favor of the new system through ace.cbp.dhs.gov. The most recent broadcast message from the Census Bureau regarding this process:
The Refactored AESDirect system in the Automated Commercial Environment was launched on November 30, 2015. Since that time, filers have submitted over 400,000 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 aesdirect.census.gov and the AESPcLink application will be terminated in stages over the next two months. All legacy AESDirect filers have been notified of their mandatory transition date to the Refactored AESDirect system upon login and have been provided a specific date their account will be closed off based upon their Filer ID.
As a reminder, your filing in the Refactored AESDirect system does not require vetting or Reports Authorization. Vetting is only required for those companies looking to obtain export reports access outside of the AESDirect Shipment Manager. For more information regarding the transition, please see our AESDirect Transition to ACE – Refactored AESDirect page at http://www.census.gov/foreign- trade/aes/aesdirect/ transitiontoace.html
Please make sure you have secured ACE Exporter access and have taken the necessary steps to begin filing in the Refactored AESDirect system in ACE prior to your mandatory transition date. For questions regarding your ACE Account access, please contact the CBP Accounts Service Desk at 1-866-530-4172 option 1, then option 2 orACE.Support@cbp.dhs.gov. Please expect 15 to 30 minute waiting times during this transition period.
Complete Transition Schedule:
Prefixes 00-19 on 02/29/2016
Prefixes 20-39 on 03/14/2016
Prefixes 40-59 on 03/28/2016
Prefixes 60-79 on 04/11/2016
Prefixes 80-99 on 04/25/2016
Once your account is deactivated, there will be no further access to legacy AESDirect to file or amend Electronic Export Information. You will only have access to the Shipment Manager application to view previously submitted shipments.
If you haven’t made the change already, information for getting set up on “refactored” AESDirect via US customs’ ACE portal is available here on their website.