Skip to content

Managing DEA Data UNDER ACE

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will require the electronic transmission of DEA reporting data when transmitting ACE cargo release.

The DEA authorizes all imports of controlled substances and listed chemicals prior to their arrival into the United States. Controlled substances generally include narcotics, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens that have a potential for abuse and physical and psychological dependence, as well as anabolic steroids.

What’s changing under ACE?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses ACE data reporting to determine whether documents required by the DEA have been filed with the DEA for imports of controlled substances and listed chemicals into the US prior to their actual arrival.

Data sets for 4 DEA forms may be entered in a message set:

  • 35 Import Permit
  • 236 Controlled Substances Import/Export Declaration
  • 486 Import/Export Declaration for List I and List II Chemicals
  • 486A Import Declaration for Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine

Images of the above forms will also need to be uploaded to ACE.

These are highly regulated and the importer has reporting requirements, which will not change.

Trust the DEA experts at Livingston

No one understands the DEA import requirements better than Livingston. With a dedicated compliance team and a full staff of U.S. regulatory affairs experts, we are ready to help ensure your compliance is maintained.

In addition, we’ve spent months getting ACE-ready. Our people, processes and technology are in place and ready to support existing and new clients, whatever their DEA or ACE needs.