TTB Implementation of ITDS

The International Trade Data System (ITDS) is a partnership of government agencies committed to the modernization and facilitation of international trade.

On February 19, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order streamlining the import and export process for America's businesses. This Executive Order requires the completion and government-wide utilization of the ITDS by December 31, 2016, and establishes a process to oversee its implementation. Upon full implementation, ITDS, through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), will allow businesses to submit the data required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to import or export cargo through a "Single Window" concept.

The following resources provide more background information on TTB's implementation of ITDS.

TTB Regulatory Amendments to Accommodate ITDS

TTB Final Rule: Amendments to Streamline Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes and Facilitate Use of the International Trade Data System [TEXT] [PDF]

The final rule (T.D. TTB-145) was published on December 22, 2016, and effective December 31, 2016.

General ITDS Resources

Executive Order on Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses - ITDS Fact Sheet ACE and Automated Systems

ACE Filing Guide for TTB Regulated Commodities


Page last reviewed: September 21, 2019
Page last updated: July 10, 2017
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division