The following messages are summarized in the CBP ACE Air CAMIR document.

ACE Air eManifest was formally referred to as AMS Air or Automated Manifest System.

The FRI (Freight Report Inbound) message is used for reporting advance Air eManifest data to the CBP ACE eManifest system.  This message is, however, not usable in amending air shipment data. When amending Air eManifest data the FRC message is used (see below for info on the FRC message)

Consolidated shipment (house airwaybill) information uses the FRI message but the Freight Forwarder excludes the airport of arrival and the airline IATA/ICAO code.  Once the master AWB data is submitted by the airline the airport of arrival and airline IATA/ICAO code will be updated in the CBP system.  If the master airwaybill is already submitted by the airline the Freight Forwarder will need to include the airport of arrival and airline code.

The FRI message can also be used by the airline to report split shipment information.  A split shipment is when part of the airwaybill is “split” onto one or more aircraft.

Upon successful submission of the FRI message to CBP, you will possibly not receive any response back until other notifications such as the flight departure or clearance of the cargo by a customs broker generate an FSN (Freight Status Notification) message.  If there are any errors in the FRI message, CBP will send back a FER message (Freight Error Report)

Furthermore, the FRI comprises data components necessary for authorization of in-bound movements.  These data elements may include the 9 digit in-bond number, EIN or IRS #, or FIRMS code.

FXI (Freight Express Inbound)

This message is similar to the FRI message except it is used by express consignment carriers like FedEx or UPS.

FRC (Freight Report Change)

The FRC is designed for amending formerly accepted Air eManifest shipment data. Subsequent air shipment data sent through the FRC message should include a valid amendment code located on message line RFA.

FXC (Freight Express Change message identifier)

The FXC message, which originates from an ACE Air participant, is used in amending express Air eManifest waybill information that was previously accepted.  Amendment codes also need to be included for this message type.

FRX (Freight Report Cancellation message identifier):

The FRX message line is used in cancelling a previously accepted air waybill record.

FXX (Freight Express Cancellation message identifier):

The FXX message line is used in cancelling an express air waybill record that was previously accepted. It originates from the ACE Air participant.

FSN (Freight Status Notification message identifier):

The FSN message line is used in notifying an ACE Air participants of CBP processed actions for a specific air waybill record. It also informs the CBP of activities processed by ACE Air participants.  It, therefore, originates from ACE Air participants or CBP.

These CBP originating FSN messages are usually routed to ACE Air members as outlined in the consolidated (house) or consolidated (Master) BOL record in the transaction.  If the status of the importing flight record reads ‘Pending Departure’ or “Flight not departed” or the air shipment data is incomplete, the FSN transmission in ACE Air will be delayed.

ACE Air participants’ FSN messages are usually validated depending if the received status codes relate either to the status or transfer of the record of the air waybill during the transaction processing time.

FSI (Freight Status Information message identifier)

The FSI message lines are used in informing the nominated agent ACE Air participant as identified by incoming (air) carriers in addition to the consolidation air waybill (Master) data in the AGT line.  FSI recipients would not be in possession of the freight.

The ACE Air participants who receive the FSI recognize that this message is only for informational purposes and does not mean the cargo custodian is authorized to deliver the cargo.

FDM (Flight Departure Message identifier)

The FDM notifies  CBP of the departure of a flight from its final airport before arrival in the USA.  The FDM message is also called the ‘wheels-up’ message and comes from the Air Carrier.

FER (Freight Error Report message identifier)

The FER message line is used in notifying the message originator about the error(s) in a previous message. It is a reply to a previously posted message but which has failed data validation or syntax.

FSQ (Freight Status Query message identifier)

The FSQ is used in requesting the status on a given air waybill. It is basically a request for information.

FSC (Freight Status Condition message identifier)

It is a response from ACE Air to the FSQ message sent by an ACE Air participant. Similarly, it also acts as an ACE Air response in the event of ACE Air advance consolidated shipment data update which is linked to the Master airwaybill data obtained from an incoming carrier. Usually, the latter FSC notifies both the originator and importing air carrier of house (consolidated) shipment data.

When there is no current status BOL record or the FSQ message originator has no authority or is not approved to receive any air shipment data, the information sent back will indicate

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