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Update on Air Manifest Changes: ACE Deployment D - January Release

In 2015, CBP will transition legacy Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) functions to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). With this transition, there will be changes to business processes and the CBP Air Manifest Interface Requirements (CAMIR) documentation.

When will these changes go into effect?

The deadline for ACE Air Manifest continues to be May 1st and CBP will continue routing trade manifest submissions to both ACE Air Manifest and the legacy AMS.  However, CBP is providing flexibility for trade to test the system through June 6th when Air AMS will be phased out.

Accordingly, ABI Air Inbond filers will continue to use QX/WX to allow the air industry additional time to test the system.  The effective date for changing from QX/WX to QP/WP is June 7, 2015.

All ABI filers will continue to use the IN query to query Air Bills. The CQ query for air manifests will be available on June 7, 2015.  Both of these changes are posted to CBP.gov/ACE and filers are encouraged to test in the Certification environment.

CBP encourages trade testing in the ACE Certification Environment, which has been available since March 2015.

Who is impacted by the enhancement?

  Importers Brokers Carriers Filers Software Developers
e-Manifest (Import)    

What changes will occur?

Highlights of the changes include:

  • Increased validation of submitted data, to ensure compliance with established standardized requirements. Data elements, subject to increased validation, necessary for successful processing include:
    • Header format must comply with published Implementation Guide in Appendix D of the CAMIR
    • Consignee country codes must be entered and valid
    • Shipment weight values must be numeric and greater than zero
    • Bonds must on file and valid
  • New system validations providing more descriptive language for error codes

What are the latest technical standards?

All of the latest technical standards and documentation are located on CBP.gov. For details on the updated header format, please access the published Appendix D posted to CBP.gov. For details on message set changes, please reference Table 1 at the bottom of this page.

Key Dates

Reminder, our 3 mandatory dates are on the horizon.

 

mandatory dates

Table 1:

What are the specific changes that will be made when Air Manifest processing is transitioned to ACE?

Name of Change Description of Change
FRX/FXX BOL status notifications
  • If BOL status = Eligible G.O., then ACE will reject with error message and append posting code with disposition code to end of error message (1S)
  • If BOL status = Sent to G.O., then ACE will reject with error message and append posting code with disposition code to end of error message (1U)  
  • If BOL status = Seized, then ACE will reject with error message and append posting code with disposition code to end of error message (1T, 2T or 3T)
  • ACE will not reject FRX if BOL status = Pending G.O
Rejection codes for SHP/CNE lines ACE will send reject codes if required slants are missing.
SHP/CNE city and country code mandatory; ; send reject code 105/106 if missing ACE will require these SHP/CNE data elements
Cargo Location Cargo location will be derived from Port of Unlading, In-bond Destination Port, PTT FIRMS code or the PTT Carrier Code. This is an improvement over the current Air AMS process.
No House in-Bond inheritance from deleted Master In-Bonds When the Master In-Bond Transfer detail is deleted, ACE will not update the House In-Bond origination port to equal the Master In-Bond port of unlading. This will prevent needless rejections and having to resubmit data.
Late CED for FXI/FXC If CED is received after flight arrival and BOL Express Status is “Pending,” then ACE will accept CED and set BOL Express Status to “Authorized,” then set late flag in BOL record to “Y.” If no CED received, then carrier will have to file an entry to release the cargo. Current Air AMS would deny Express status for late CED transmission.
Message Originator Checks If no match, then ACE will check for a trade profile record for the Carrier Code in the transmitted ARR line. ACE will no longer check for port-specific trade profile
Originator of Split House Add/Change If flight information matches, ACE will check if House originator is in the Carrier profile or Master Agent profile. Current Air AMS does not allow the BOL Agent to add or make changes to Split House BOLs.
Master BOL Reconciliation ACE will accumulate the Master BOL’s total of the entered and released quantities from the associated House BOLs and close the Master BOL (which Air AMS does not do currently). By closing the Master BOLs, this will eliminate erroneous non-compliance letters being sent to the Trade.
Clarification on WBL Weight Boarded weight must be numeric and > 0. [Air AMS allows for 0.] Decimal point, if present, must be followed by a number. A maximum of 3 decimal places are allowed (e.g. 0.001).
Non-Automated Facility The Master BOL is reconciled when all associated In-Bonds and/or House BOLs are reconciled. BOLs no longer reconcile when sent to non-automated facility. House BOLs will only be reconciled with entry, exportation, FTZ admission, etc.
Lay Order Period The Lay Order Period is 15 days, and begins with either conveyance arrival from foreign Port or In-Bond arrival at Destination Port. An In-Bond is considered to be an Entry, which will stop the Lay Order Clock at the first Port of Unlading. The Lay Order Clock starts with a new 15-day period when the In-Bond is arrived at the In-Bond Destination Port. This is an improvement over the current Air AMS process.
TRN Line Permit-to-Transfer PTTs will be allowed at the House level without a prior In-Bond. PTTs will be allowed at the House level without a prior In-Bond.
TRN Line In-Bond New Master In-Bond will be allowed even if In-Bond(s) exist on associated House BOLs. Once the Master BOL reaches its In-Bond Destination Port, the House In-Bond(s) will inherit the Master In-Bond’s Destination Port as their Origination Port. In the case of a Type 63 (IE) In-Bond on a House BOL, the House In-Bond will be allowed to export from where it is currently located, independent of the associated Master BOL and any other House BOLs. Currently, Air AMS would reject the Master In-Bond if any associated House BOLs has an existing In-Bond.
FRC CBP will no longer support double ARR, CCL lines for corrections
RFA RFA Line will be required for all FRC/FXC/FRX/FXX messages
WBL Current Air AMS allows transmission of an amendment (FRC/FXC) without WBL detail. However, this goes against the CAMIR which requires WBL detail. This rule will be enforced in M1.
Appendix D - Message Headers Air CAMIR message header to CBP must be in the following format, starting at position 1 of the message:
<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><StartOfHeader>WASUCCR<CarriageReturn><LineFeed>.(period)8 character-ORIGINATOR CODE<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><StartOfText>(Actual FRI, FRC, etc. message)<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><EndOfText>

Air CAMIR message header from CBP will be in the following format, starting at position 1 of the message:
<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><StartOfHeader>QK(space)7 or 8-ORIGINATOR CODE<CarriageReturn><LineFeed>.(period)WASUCCR DDHHMMSS<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><StartOfText>(Actual FER, FSN, etc. message)<CarriageReturn><LineFeed><EndOfText>

Message Line Identifiers

CBP Status Notification (CSN)

Data Element:  Remarks

ADD Note:

1 – Remarks text: HLD [nnnn]

(This reports the CBP Hold port code)

Error Code Changes - CAMIR Appendix A

Error Code 013:  REQUIRED REASON FOR AMENDMENT MISSING (Reason: Line Identifier RFA and a valid RFA code are required components of:

Message Types FRC, FXC, FRX and FXX

REMOVED: the RFA line is not required for FRC and FXC message types received by CBP less than four hours after flight arrival.)

Error Code 061:  AIR WAYBILL NBR IN XACTION DOES NOT EXIST (REPLACED: AIR WAYBILL NO IN XACTION DOES NOT EXIST)

Error Code 062: XACTION DATA DOES NOT MATCH BILL DATA   (ADDED: XACTION DATA DOES NOT MATCH BILL DATA; Reason: Shipment information may not be cancelled subsequent to disposition codes: Eligible General Order {1S}, Sent to General Order {1U}, Seized {1T})

Error Code 071: CARGO LOCATION RECEIVD DOESNT MATCH BILL           

     072: AIR CARRIER CODE RECVD DOESNT MATCH BILL     

     073: FLIGHT NUMBER RECEIVED DOESNT MATCH BILL                   

     074: SCHD ARR DATE RECEIVED DOESNT MATCH BILL     

     (Removed: apostrophe character from Error Message Text)

Error Code 089: INVALID CBP ENTRY NUMBER (Replaced: INVALID CPB ENTRY NUMBER)

Error Code 094: CED ENTRY IGNORED ENTRY PREVIOUSLY FILED (REPLACED: ENTRY IGNORED – ABI ENTRY PREVIOUSLY FILED)

Error Code 104: INVALID CBP SHIPMENT LINE FORMAT (REPLACED: {Reference; SHP})

Error Code 114: CBP SHIPMENT LINE IGNORED (REPLACED: {Reference: SHP})

Error Code 117: PART BOARDED QTY EQ WBL QTY (REPLACED: WARNING – PART BOARDED QTY EQ WBL QTY; Reason: Part Boarded Qty must be >0 and less than total shipment (WBL) Qty)

Error Code 155:  SHIPPER COUNTRY INVALID (REPLACED: SHIPPER COUNTRY INVALID: WILL BE IGNORED; Reason: Mandatory Shipper name and address, 19 CFR 122.48a)

Error Code 165: CONS COUNTRY INVALID (ADDED: CONS COUNTRY INVALID; Reason: Mandatory Consignee name and address, 19 CFR 122.48a)

Error Code 173: “INVALID ONWARD OR BONDED CARRIER ID”

Error Code 175: TRANSFER INVALID ON EXPORT SHIPMENT (REPLACED: DESTINATION SHED INVALID FOR EXPORT; Reason: Notice of Exportation received, subsequent transfer invalid)

Error Code 176: TRANSFER WITHIN PORT REQUIRES VALID SHED (REPLACED: TRANSFER WITHIN PORT REQUIRES SHED)

Error Code 179: NO ACTIVE TRANSFER ROUTING (REPLACED: FSN INVALID: NO ACTIVE INBOND ROUTING)

Error Code 192: TRANSFER INVALID WITH FROB (REPLACED: LOCAL TRANSFER INVALID WITH FROB)

Error Code 165: (CONS COUNTRY CODE INVALID) will be transmitted if Consignee country code is not received or incorrect.

(Updated to tighten edits)

Changes - CAMIR Appendix B REMOVED:  Message examples containing two ARR lines
Enhanced ACE Validations

Error Code 013: REQUIRED REASON FOR AMENDMENT MISSING {Reference: RFA}

 Reason: Line Identifier RFA and a valid RFA code are required components of:

Message Types FRC, FXC, FRX and FXX

 

Error Code 026:  INVALID FOREIGN AIRPORT OF ORIGIN CODE {Reference: WBL}

CBP regulations specify air shipment information include the code of the foreign airport from which a shipment began transportation by air to the U.S. ACE will reject air shipment WBL Airport of Origin corresponding to a U.S. airport or non-airport IATA location identifiers (Bus,  Ferry, Metropolitan Area (examples: LON, PAR, ROM, MIL, BUE, TYO, SEL), Offline-Point, Railway Station

 

Error Code 010: MESSAGE LINES IN INCORRECT SEQUENCE

Applies to:

Omission of Mandatory WBL detail {Message: FRI, FRC, FXI, FXC}

Multiple Cargo Control Location (CCL) and/or Multiple ARR lines  {Message:

FRC}

Last modified: 
May 1, 2015