Integration Point Customers Experience Smooth Transition of QP/WP to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - After months of development and testing, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) successfully began the transition of electronic In-Bond filing (also known as QP/WP) to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Integration Point, a provider of global trade management and compliance solutions, is the only software provider to certify QP/WP in the ACE environment and facilitate the successful filing of all customer In-Bond transactions.

QP/WP allows importers to file required In-Bond data directly to CBP and receive status messages electronically. The In-Bond paper document, called the CBP Form 7512, is used to move goods In-Bond throughout the United States. Before this transition occurred, importers could only file these electronic submissions of the In-Bond document through the Automated Manifest System (AMS) or the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). With the planned decommission of AMS as functionality is transitioned to ACE, Integration Point felt it was important to lead the way and facilitate a smooth transition of QP/WP to ACE. The utilization of Integration Point QP/WP and other solutions within the Integration Point Global Trade Management platform allows companies to improve compliance, access global regulatory information from 140+ countries, and connect with government agencies.

"We were already filing QP/WP with Integration Point and recently made the transition to ACE," said Malcolm Appelbe of Lam Research. "The Integration Point team was diligent in their testing, and through their partnership with CBP, the transition to ACE was well managed."

According to Elizabeth Connell, Director of Product Management at Integration Point, whose responsibilities include the product roadmap for Integration Point Foreign-Trade Zone Management and Integration Point ABI Software, "We are excited about the move to ACE and what this means for the future of CBP. Integration Point was actively involved in the development and testing phases, and we appreciate the partnership CBP showed throughout this transition. With CBP's newly released Notice of Proposed Rule Making, which contains the requirement of electronic filing of In-Bond transactions, Integration Point provides the necessary tools to our customers to meet both the current and upcoming regulations."

About Integration Point
A leading provider of global trade management solutions, Integration Point provides import and export capabilities, up-to-date regulatory information for 140+ countries and connectivity to supply chain partners and government agencies across the world. Built on a single, web-based platform, Integration Point allows organizations to secure their supply chain and comply with global regulatory requirements while improving visibility and realizing savings. Integration Point provides solutions for: import/export management, supply chain security, entry validation, denied party screening, product classification, free trade agreement qualification, foreign-trade zone, and Global duty deferral program management.

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