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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).

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.

Chapters: Drafts for Future Capabilities

Draft ChaptersPublished dateAvailable in CertificationEst. Date Available in Production
Cargo Release05/21/20July 15, 2019July 15, 2019July 15, 2019July 15, 2019TBDTBD
Harmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff Schedule01/03/17AvailableTBD
Importer/Bond Query (KI/KR)11/15/19TBDTBD
CATAIR Appendix N - Disposition Codes05/01/2020AvailableJune 2020
eBond: Status Notification09/17/2020TBDOctober 24, 2020
Entry Summary Status Notification08/14/2020August 18, 2020TBD
Entry Summary Query09/22/2020November 2020December 2020
ACE Courtesy Notice09/23/2020TBDTBD




PGA Message Set Documents

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




Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)AMS CATAIR GuidelinesMay 2020
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)APHIS ACE PGA Message Set Implementation Guide (CORE)5.1
 Lacey Act Declaration ACE Guidance3.2
 Lacey Act Declaration ACE Samples 3.2
ATFSupplemental Guidance for ACE1.15
DDTCImplementation Guide1.5
DEAImplementation Guide2.6
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Supplemental CATAIR Guidelines11
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)Implementation Guide 
PGA Message Set Samples 
Food and Drug AdministrationSupplemental Guide2.5.1
PGA Message Set Samples2.5.1
National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)PGA Message Set Manual-
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)PGA Message Set GuidelinesFebruary 2020
Office of Marine Conservation (OMC)Implementation Guide2.1
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)Filing Instructions7.5
Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)PGA Message Set3.0

 Other PGA Information

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - For information related to CPSC's participation in the 1USG messaging please go to this link: