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CSMS #12-000492
   
  Title: ABI Air In-bond Functionality has been Deployed to Production Today, November 5th, 2012
  Date: 11/5/2012 12:15:23 PM
  To: Automated Broker Interface, Air Manifest, Ocean Manifest, Rail Manifest, Truck Manifest
  Related: 12-000428

 
   
 

ATTN: ABI Software Developers and Other Interested Parties
 
ABI functionality to 
transmit In-Bonds for Air Cargo has been deployed today, November 5, 2012.  ABI In-Bond requests may ONLY be transmitted for air waybills that have been transmitted and accepted in the Air Automated Manifest System.  
 
Important points to remember:
 
- Air in-bonds must be requested at the simple and house bill levels. 

- When applicable, previous in-bond numbers must be transmitted with subsequent in-bond requests.  
 
- Previous in-bonds must be arrived before a subsequent in-bond request is transmitted.

- Partial piece counts are NOT permitted with QX (either space fill or zero fill)

- In-bond requests for split air waybills must match the arrival information transmitted by the Air Carrier for each part

- In-bond requests for split air waybills must have a unique in-bond control number for each part arrival. 
 
The revised CATAIR Chapter Air In-Bond (ABI Application identifiers QX/WX) can be found at the following url: 
  
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/automated/automated_systems/abi/catair/chapters

This functionality currently resides in our ACS testing environment.  If you are an ABI software developer interested in testing, please contact your Client Representative. 
 
Questions related to this message should be directed to your assigned Client Representative.