The US Customs and Border Protection and partnering government agencies (PGAs) are migrating to the Automated Commercial Environment/International Trade Data System (ACE/ITDS) from the Automated Commercial System (ACS). The next major implementation date occurs at the end of February 2016.
To help fulfill some of the new requirements associated with ACE, FDA has worked with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to create an online portal for stakeholders to search for a specific Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number to provide to FDA along with the firm name and address. The D&B website “provides trade, at no cost, the ability to look up; verify; update; and if necessary, request new DUNS Numbers for use on FDA ACE/ITDS transactions, via a simple web interface.”
FDA’s announcement regarding the FDA ITDS/DUNS Portal, a quick user guide, and a step-by-step instruction guide is available on FDA’s website. For additional information, please contact Deringer’s Compliance Department.