The Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) was named best in the nation for the second year in a row by Site Selection magazine this month, just days after Georgia was announced as the best state for businesses for the sixth year running.

The FTZ was chosen by Site Selection magazine after a survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives and consultants. Among other qualifications, the survey measured each zone’s record of success, ease of access to data, and ability to cater to clients speaking different languages.

On May 24, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 18-000360, “Upcoming ACE Enhancements Announced.” Back in February of this year, CBP finished the last of the seven major scheduled core ACE deployments. And now CBP has received $30 million in funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to dedicate to enabling ACE enhancements.

The Customs Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) informs all of CBP’s goals and priorities, including which ACE enhancements will receive funding during FY 2018. Of course, the agency also engages with industry and congressional stakeholders in making these decisions.