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BCTA hosts ACE information session, Olympic procurement workshop

LANGLEY, B.C. -- The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) BCTA has arranged for U.S. Customs and Border Pro...


LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) BCTA has arranged for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, including headquarters and local officials, as well as a carrier representative to provide an information session on the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE is currently a pilot program for electronic truck manifests and is expected to become mandatory in about 16 months.

The information session’s topics will include an explanation of the electronic manifest requirement with an outline of two options available for complying; a discussion on how electronic manifests will eventually replace PAPS and other release programs; an overview on how to become an ACE participant in the pilot project; and a live demonstration of the ACE secure data portal.

The event will take place at the BCTA Classroom in Langley from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 29. The cost is $75 for members and $100 for non-members.

Also, with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games approaching, BCTA will host the 2010 Procurement Workshop to help B.C. businesses understand how the Olympic bidding process works. The Games offer about $4 billion in business opportunities, $3 billion in major infrastructure projects and 244,000 full-time jobs. The workshop will identify and interpret bid opportunities, show how to create successful bids and where to do for information and support.

The workshop will be held at the BCTA Classroom in Langley from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 7. The cost is $20.10.

For more information visit www.bctrucking.com


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