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UN/EDIFACT Implementation Overview

The UN/EDIFACT Implementation Guide provides the latest information on the technical system set-up and formatting requirements for the transmission of UN/EDIFACT APIS messages to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The guide includes the latest UN/EDIFACT guidelines that must be followed in order to comply with the TSA requirement for MCL and FCM additional crewmember and non-crewmember data elements.

This UN/EDIFACT Implementation Guide is a working document, subject to change. Changes made will be textual in nature.  The guidelines should be used for UN/EDIFACT format development. Check this site periodically for updates, which will be made available in subsequent versions of this document.

NOTE: Commercial air carriers and/or their APIS manifest transmitters "must" register online and successfully complete the CBP UN/EDIFACT APIS message formatting and testing processes prior to their being authorized to send UN/EDIFACT formatted APIS transmissions to the CBP APIS system.

Last modified: 
July 11, 2016