US Customs System Outage

All carriers, exporters and U.S. importers, should note that U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is experiencing a nation-wide system outage affecting all import activity through its Automated Broker Interface (ABI) and Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) systems. CBP is unable to receive or process data and messages from customs brokers, carriers and other related parties.

This outage has affected all import activity resulting in significant shipment delays at many ports of entry throughout the U.S. as Customs relies on its ‘down-time’ procedures.

Westar is continuing to monitor developments regarding this outage. No ETA has been provided by CBP regarding the system’s availability.