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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 Release07/23/19July 15, 2019July 15, 2019July 15, 2019July 15, 2019August 20, 2019September 21, 2019
Harmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff ScheduleHarmonized Tariff Schedule01/03/17AvailableTBD
Importer/Bond Query (KI/KR)11/15/19TBDTBD
FTZ Phase II Release 2 CATAIR03/17/2020TBDTBD
CATAIR Appendix P03/17/2020AvailableTBD
CATAIR Appendix N - Disposition Codes03/17/2020AvailableTBD
eBond: Status Notification v01.0704/01/2020TBDJune 2020

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 Guidelines

September 2016

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)APHIS ACE PGA Message Set Implementation Guide (CORE)4.8.5
 Lacey Act Declaration ACE Guidance3.2
 Lacey Act Declaration ACE Samples 3.2


Supplemental Guidance for ACE



Implementation Guide


DEAImplementation Guide2.6

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Supplemental CATAIR Guidelines


Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)Implementation Guide 
PGA Message Set Samples 

Food and Drug Administration

Supplemental Guide


PGA Message Set Samples2.5.1

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 Guide2.1

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Filing Instructions


Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

PGA Message Set



Other PGA Information

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - For information related to CPSC's participation in the 1USG messaging please go to this link:
Last modified: 
April 6, 2020