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ACE Automated Broker Interface (ABI) and CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR)

These documents contain the technical requirements for transmitting automated data to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI).

To download all ACE ABI CATAIR chapters in zip file format:

Getting Started

These documents from the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Automated Broker Interface (ABI) CATAIR provides information for prospective ABI filers to initiate the process to file data electronically with ACE either as a new ACE ABI filer or as an ABI filer transitioning from the Automated Commercial System (ACS) to ACE.

PGA Message Set

This section contains the ACE ABI PGA Message Set CATAIR Chapter. It also includes the supplemental guidelines for the Partner Government Agencies. These documents are revised as needed.

Chapters and Appendices:

Supporting Documentation:

Draft ACE ABI CATAIR Chapters for the Future Deployment of Statement Processing in ACE 


Draft CATAIR Chapter for Improvements to the Importer/Bond Query


Draft Entry Summary Create/Update ACE CATAIR Chapter for ACE processing of additional entry types


Draft Entry Summary Status Notification ACE CATAIR Chapter Updated for Quota Processing in ACE


Draft CATAIR Chapter for Improvements to the ACE ABI CATAIR Batch & Block Control Chapter

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