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ACE Export Reports by EIN

What are ACE Export Reports by EIN?

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Reports are transactional export data by Employer ID Number (EIN) from the Automated Export System (AES) and are now accessible via the ACE Secure Data Portal. These reports serve as a replacement to the export data we previously provided to the filer and/or U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) per request. The information contained in these reports continues to be confidential transactional export data from the AES and should not be disclosed for nonofficial purposes per the Foreign Trade Regulations, Section 30.60

ACE Export Report Flowchart

This one pager provides you a visual of how to create an ACE Export Account and request access to your Export Reports.

Note: It's not required that you apply for ACE export report access, but highly recommended for auditing and verification purposes.

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How to Request ACE Export Reports by Employee Identification Number (EIN)?

  1. Establishing an ACE Exporter Account
  2. Submit your request via your ACE Export Account
  3. Complete the Certification of Authority (COA) on your company's letter head
  4. Sign the printed form
  5. Scan the signed COA form and email it to exportreports@census.gov
    Note: The COA is a fillable PDF and should NOT include EINs
  6. Respond to any additional verification questions we may deem necessary to confirm your eligibility to access the requested reports

Below are the steps to submit your request:

  1. Log into your ACE Exporter Account at: CBP.gov/ACE
  2. Select the accounts tab.
  3. Then select Exporter from the pull down menu on the left hand side. And select GO.
  4. Select your account located on the bottom left, by clicking the expand button ('+' sign) then selecting EIN or Account Name.
  5. On the top right hand side of the page, click on the “Request EIN Reports Authorization” button.
  6. Once you submit your request, you are prompted to the new COA. Complete the form as instructed.

Note: ACE Import Account Holders (All registered EINS for importers) are granted ACE Export report access after adding the exporter role and do not require Census Vetting.

ACE Portal Educational Videos

The following educational videos are available to assist you:

Request a New Account
(Video length 9:12)

Click to play video

Request an ACE Portal Exporter Account for Existing Users
(Video length 4:34)

Click to play video

Request Access to EIN Data for ACE Portal Export Accounts
(Video length 4:10)

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After You Submit Your Request

In order for us to grant you access to export report per EIN you must successfully complete our vetting process. The vetting process will begin once all steps are complete and handled in the order in which they are received. If approved, you will be notified via e-mail and will be able to access your reports the next business day.

For information or questions regarding the vetting process or completing the COA:
Contact Data User and Trade Outreach Branch
Phone: 1-800-549-0595 option-5
Email: exportreports@census.gov

For information or questions regarding ACE Export Accounts and/or Export Reports:
Contact CBP ACE Account Service Desk
Phone:1-866-530-4172 option-1, followed by option-2
Email: ace.support@cbp.dhs.gov

Account Types

Trade Account Owner (TAO)

The highest access level for your company account.


  • Request export access for any or all of the EINs currently established in an existing import account
  • Add new EINs to your export accounts however, must request access for each new EIN as noted in “Vetting Process” section below

Current ACE Import Account Holder

All EINs on the import side that are established


  • Automatically access their AES Trade Reports and do not require vetting
  • Designated TAO Upon Registration

New Users

The TAO must register your company or parent company. It is imperative that the principal EIN is registered by the TAO and all subsequent EINs are added to that account after it is established. Once companies have access to the system, they will be able to create an account and manage their account. The TAO is usually a parent company who will have access to add and manage accounts for their subsidiaries. (Trade Account Users).


  • Register multiple EINs to be registered under one main account (referred to as the Top Account)
  • Companies operating under one EIN will be designated as the Top Account upon registration.

Contact Information

For information or questions regarding the vetting process or completing the COA.

Contact Us

Data User and Trade Outreach Branch

Phone: 1-800-549-0595 option 5

Email: exportreports@census.gov

For information or questions regarding ACE Export Accounts and/or Export Reports.

Contact CBP

ACE Account Service Desk

Phone:1-866-530-4172 option1, followed by option 2

Email: ace.support@cbp.dhs.gov

Web: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 14, 2023