Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS)
FDA has deployed the Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS) for use by the import trade community. This system was implemented in order to improve communication between FDA and the import trade community.
ITACS provides the import trade community with three functions: the ability to check on the status of an entry, the ability to submit entry documentation electronically, and the ability to submit goods availability information for targeted shipments electronically.
Benefits to the trade include the ability to receive more detailed entry statuses than what is currently transmitted to filers via Customs’ Automated Broker Interface (ABI), reducing the need for phone calls inquiring about the status of entries, and eliminating the need to mail or fax entry documentation and goods availability to FDA and no problems with lost documents.
ITACS may be accessed at https://itacs.fda.gov and the presentation provides an overview and walkthrough of ITACS functionality.
Questions, comments and suggestions for improvements may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITACS FACTS Sheet