|How to Become a user of ABI System by CBP.gov:
If you are interested in becoming an ABI participant, write a letter
stating your intention to participate in ABI. The letter of intent is a written
statement of a company's desire to participate in ACS/ABI. It must set
forth a commitment to develop, maintain, and adhere to CBP
performance requirements and operational standards. The letter must
The letter of intent must be on company letterhead and include:
A brief description of the company’s current or planned hardware, data
communications and entry processing system.
A list of all the offices that will communicate with ACS indicating the
location, CBP district/port number, filer number, average monthly
volume of formal and informal entries per district/port. The corporate
headquarters must be specified and the approximate start up time for
each office indicated.
The names and telephone numbers of the principal management and
technical contacts for operations, applications program development,
and computer data communications and operations. If the system is
being developed or supported by a data processing company, include
the name, contact person, and telephone number.
The estimated completion date of the programming.
The letter is sent to:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Attn: Beauregard Client Reps
7681 Boston Blvd
Springfield, VA 20598
Fax: (571) 468-5538
Upon receipt of the letter of intent, a CBP Client Representative is
assigned to serve as a technical advisor during development, testing,
Interconnection Security Agreement
In accordance with implementation of the Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) Information Systems Security Policy, all participants
that transmit electronic data directly to CBP's Automated Export System
(AES) or Automated Commercial System (ACS) are required to have a
signed Interconnection Security Agreement (ISA) on file with CBP.
For information to identify those participants that are required to file an
ISA and instructions on how to complete and forward the ISA to CBP,
see Customs and Border Protection Interconnection Security
Agreement (ISA) in the related links column on the right side of this
Info from CBP.gov: http://www.cbp.
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The Automated Broker Interface (ABI) of the Automated Commercial
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An entry filer is able to query various automated reference files.
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