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

The following documents contain the technical requirements for transmitting automated data to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). These documents provide information for prospective ABI filers to initiate the process to file data electronically in ACE either as a new ACE ABI filer or as an ABI filer transitioning from the Automated Commercial System (ACS) to ACE.

For more information on the transition of applications from ACS to ACE, please review the ACS to ACE Application Transition Plan.

Draft Chapters Published Date Available in Certification Est. Date Available in Production
ACE CATAIR EPA Supplemental Guidelines v15 11/03/2023 Early 12/2023 Early 01/2024
Importer/Bond Query (KI/KR) (v8) 11/15/19 TBD TBD
ACE Courtesy Notice (v11) 09/23/2020 TBD 03/05/2023
ACH Debit Authorization/Entry Summary Presentation (v7) 11/19/2020 TBD May 01, 2021
Drawback Guidelines 06/09/2021 TBD TBD
In-Bond QP(v46) 10/13/2021 Summer 2022 TBD
Broker Download BD 10/13/2021 Summer 2022 TBD
Foreign Trade Zone (v3.6) Draft 08/15/2022 06/02/2023 TBD
Entry Summary Status Notification (v29) 04/20/2023 04/25/2023 05/20/2023
DRAFT Implementation Guide COA (MMPA) 11/23/2022 TBD TBD
EPA Supplemental Guidelines v15 11/03/2023 Early December 2023 Early January 2024

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

Implementation Guidelines: Ready for Coding

Agency File Version
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) AMS CATAIR Guidelines January, 2022
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) APHIS ACE PGA Message Set Implementation Guide (CORE) 5.3
Lacey Act Declaration ACE Guidance 3.3.1
Lacey Act Declaration ACE Samples 3.3
ATF Supplemental Guidance for ACE 1.15
DDTC Implementation Guide - DDTC 1.5
DEA Implementation Guide - DEA 2.6
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Supplemental CATAIR Guidelines 14
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Implementation Guide - FWS  
PGA Message Set Samples - Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Food and Drug Administration Supplemental Guide - FDA 2.5.9
PGA Message Set Samples - Food and Drug Administration
National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) PGA Message Set Manual -
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) PGA Message Set Guidelines February 2020
Office of Marine Conservation (OMC) Implementation Guide - OMC 2.5
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Filing Instructions 8.0
Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) PGA Message Set - Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) 3.0

Other PGA Information

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – For information related to CPSC’s participation in the 1USG messaging, please go to the Import Resources page. For information related to CPSC’s upcoming Beta Pilot, please visit the eFiling page.


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