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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.

Chapters: Current Capabilities

Draft Chapters: Future Capabilities

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

06/09/2021TBDTBD
ACE Cargo Release (v32)09/09/202101/30/202204/30/2022
In-Bond QP(v46)10/13/2021Summer 2022TBD
Broker Download BD10/13/2021Summer 2022TBD

 

 

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

Agency

File

Version

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

AMS CATAIR Guidelines

September, 2021

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

2.5.5

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

7.5

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 this link: https://cpsc.gov/imports