The CBP ABI system is the Automated Broker Interface, which allows customs brokers and self-filing importers to send cargo release and entry summary declarations to CBP.
It’s a sophisticated electronic system for streamlining and automating the submission of import data and related information to CBP, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The CBP ABI system is pivotal in modernizing and streamlining the import process, promoting efficiency, accuracy, and compliance in international trade operations involving the United States.
Key features of the CBP ABI system:
Electronic Data Transmission: Allows for the electronic submission of import data, such as cargo manifests, entry summaries, and other required documentation, directly to CBP.
Customs Documentation: Facilitates the creation and submission of necessary customs documentation and other relevant paperwork required for clearance.
Data Verification and Validation: Automatically verifies and validates the accuracy and completeness of the submitted data, helping to reduce errors and improve data quality.
Real-Time Responses: Provide instant feedback on the status of import submissions, including acknowledgments, rejections, and other notifications, ensuring timely and efficient processing.
Compliance and Regulatory Adherence: Helps importers and brokers adhere to U.S. customs regulations and compliance requirements, ensuring the import process is conducted within legal boundaries.
Efficiency and Speed: Enhances operational efficiency and expedites the import process by automating data entry, reducing paperwork, and enabling faster clearance of goods at the border.
Cost Savings: Reduces administrative costs associated with manual paperwork and data entry, making the import process more cost-effective for businesses.
Classification Assistance: The tariff picker helps users accurately classify their goods according to the internationally recognized Harmonized System (HS) codes, which are standardized codes for product categorization.
Tariff Identification: Upon classifying the goods, the tariff picker retrieves the relevant tariff information, including duty rates, taxes, and any applicable trade agreements that might affect the tariff rates.
Customs Compliance: The tariff picker helps ensure compliance with the customs laws and regulations of the importing and exporting countries by providing the correct tariff classifications and associated duties and taxes.
User-Friendly Interface: The tool is designed to be user-friendly, making it easy for importers and exporters to navigate and use, even if they do not possess in-depth knowledge of the tariff system.
Search and Filter Capabilities: Users can search for specific products or browse through categories to find the appropriate HS code and associated tariff details, streamlining the classification process.
Validate HTS Codes- all HTS are validated and display any applicable PGA flags
Intelligent HTS- the system will detect previous HTS corrections and ask if you would like to make the same changes in the current entry
Pricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. Type 86 counts as a transaction. Download ABI LOI below and email the completed form to email@example.com
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