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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

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (v2)

01/03/17

Available

TBD

Importer/Bond Query (KI/KR) (v8)

11/15/19

TBD

TBD

ACE Courtesy Notice (v7)

09/23/2020

TBD

TBD

ACH Debit Authorization/Entry

Summary Presentation (v7)

11/19/2020

TBD

May 01, 2021

Drawback Guidelines

06/09/2021

TBD

TBD

ACE Cargo Release (v33.1) DRAFT 11/03/2022 11/08/2022 TBD
In-Bond QP(v46)

10/13/2021

Summer 2022

TBD

Broker Download BD

10/13/2021

Summer 2022

TBD

Foreign Trade Zone (v3.3) Draft

08/15/2022 09/07/2022 Winter 2022/2023
Reconciliation: Entry Summary Create/Update (v7)

03/14/2022

09/27/2022

01/19/2023

Reconciliation: Error Dictionary v9

03/14/2022

11/17/2022

01/19/2023

Global Business Identifier Enrollment: Create/Update

04/13/2022

02/25/2022

Winter 2022/2023

Global Business Identifier Enrollment: GO Status Notifications

04/13/2022

02/25/2022

Winter 2022/2023

Global Business Identifier Enrollment: Condition Codes

04/13/2022

02/25/2022

Winter 2022/2023

ABI Batch & Block Control (v20)

10/18/2022 10/18/2022 TBD

ACE Entry Summary Create/Update (v81)

10/19/2022 12/01/2022 12/01/2022

ACE CATAIR Error Dictionary (v27)

10/19/2022

10/25/2022

12/01/2022

Add Manufacturer Name & Address (v2) 

11/01/2022

11/08/2022

TBD

DRAFT Implementation Guide COA (MMPA)

11/23/2022

April 2023

May 2023

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)

5.2

 

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

1.5

DEA

Implementation Guide

2.6

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Supplemental CATAIR Guidelines

12

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Implementation Guide

 

PGA Message Set Samples

 

Food and Drug Administration

Supplemental Guide

2.5.6

PGA Message Set Samples

 

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

2.1

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Filing Instructions

8.0

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

PGA Message Set

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.
  • Last Modified: November 17, 2022