- How does the system validate I.T. numbers?
- What are the valid flight number formats?
- What's the deal with the textile export date?
- When is ABI cargo release selectivity initiated?
- What are the valid Canadian Province/Territory codes for MIDs?
- What are the valid Canadian Province/Territory codes for CF5106s?
- What do I need to do remember for a Type 22 Rewarehouse entry?
- What are the meanings of the update action codes?
- ABI Transmission Codes
How does the system validate I.T. numbers?
There are three valid formats for I.T. numbers:
- Customs assigned I.T. number. The standard I.T. number as it is shown on the
CF7512E. It consists of nine numeric characters; the last character is the check digit
which must be calculated.
The method of calculating the check digit is MOD7. To determine the check digit for a
nine-digit IT number, the first eight digits of the in-bond number are divided by seven and
the whole number remainder is the check digit.
Note: The check digit is not the decimal but the whole number
remainder from long division.
For example, the check digit for IT number 82345678 is calculated as follows:
82345678 / 7 = 11763668 plus a remainder of 2. The complete I.T. number is reported as
- AMS Paperless Master In-Bond Number The AMS carrier assigns this number to freight
moving under the paperless in-bond program. This first position of the number is constant.
Positions 2 through 10 are alphanumeric. The last position is the check digit and is
calculated using the same formula as the entry number.
- Air Waybill NumberThis number consists of an 11 character numeric code.
The first three positions identify the air carrier, the next seven positions are a sequential
number, and the last position is a check digit. The check digit is calculated by the MOD7
method described above.
Note: When using an AWB as the IT number use this format: XXX-XXXXXXX.
Be sure to include the dash!
Source: CATAIR CRL-16, ENS-20
What are the valid flight number formats?
Valid flight number formats for operational air manifest ports and carriers are:
In these codes, N = Numeric and A = Alphabetic.
Source: CATAIR ENS-16
What's the deal with the textile export date?
The date of exportation for textiles represents the date the textile goods were
exported from the country of origin. If the countries of origin and export are the
same, the date of exportation reported for the entry and the textile export date must
If the countries of origin and export differ, the textile export date must be
earlier or equal to the date of exportation for the entry.
Source: CATAIR ENS-51
When is ABI cargo release selectivity initiated?
Cargo release data may be submitted for release processing with the estimated date
of arrival up to 90 days in the past and 60 days in the future.
For air shipments, cargo release selectivity processing is initiated on or after
arrival depending on when error free cargo release data is added to the ABI system
On vessel shipments, cargo release selectivity processing is initiated on the cargo
release data no sooner than five days prior to the arrival of the vessel, or on or
after arrival, depending on when the cargo release data is added to the system and certified.
Source: CATAIR CRL-4
What are the valid Canadian Province/Territory codes for MIDs?
The first two characters of the Manufacturer ID code for Canadian manufacturers is
a Customs assigned code for the Canadian province/territory instead of the ISO country
Valid Canadian Province/Territory codes for MIDs are:
- XA - Alberta
- XB - New Brunswick
- XC - British Columbia
- XM - Manitoba
- XN - Nova Scotia
- XO - Ontario
- XP - Prince Edward Island
- XQ - Quebec
- XS - Saskatchewan
- XT - Northwest Territories
- XW - Newfoundland
- XY - Yukon Territory
Source: CATAIR ENS-55
What are the valid Canadian Province/Territory codes for CF5106s?
CF5106 data is entered on the customer master screen.
For Canadian importers the zip code must be in the following format:
ANANAN (where A = alphabetic; N = numeric).
The province code is entered in the state field. Valid province codes are:
- AB Alberta
- NB New Brunswick
- BC British Columbia
- MB Manitoba
- NS Nova Scotia
- ON Ontario
- PE Prince Edward Island
- PQ Quebec
- SK Saskatchewan
- NT Northwest Territories
- NF Newfoundland
- YT Yukon Territory
What do I need to do remember for a Type 22 Rewarehouse entry?
- Entry Type 22.
- Show the ABI indicators as: ABI: 3461 Y and ABI: 7501 Y. (This entry type
is invalid for selectivity).
- Enter an entry date.
What are the meanings of the update action codes, and how do I know which
one to use?
The four valid update action codes for CF7501 data are:
- A - Add entry summary data
- C - Correct rejected entry summary data
- D - Delete entry summary data
- R - Replace entry summary data
- The A (Add) update action code is used to add new entry summary data or
update entry summary data that has previously been added to ACS.
If the update action code is A and the entry summary data is not already in ACS,
the data will be added.
If the update action code is A and the entry summary data was previously entered
in ACS, the new data will replace the previously entered data if the broker reference
number of the new data is equal to the broker reference number of the previously
entered data. If the broker reference numbers do not match, the add transaction
will be rejected. If the add action code is being used as a replace and the broker
reference number is blank in either the new data or the previously entered data,
or both are blank, the add transaction being used as a replace will be rejected.
- The R (Replace) update action code replaces a record previously entered in
ACS. There is no validation with the broker reference number. If the entry numbers
match, the data will be replaced.
- The C (Correct) update action code corrects previously transmitted data that
is found to be in error after the entry summary has been filed with Customs and
Note: Quota entries processed through the
automated quota system cannot be corrected until the reported quota
merchandise has been deleted from the quota system (usually by the U.S. Customs
Service Headquarters Quota Section).
- The D (Delete) update action code deletes a record previously entered in ACS.
Note: If CF7501 data is certified for cargo
release processing, the release data is retained in a separate ACS file. The
D (Delete) update action results in the deletion of the entry summary data from
ACS, but does not affect the separate ACS file containing the cargo release data.
Customs must delete the cargo release data.
A, C, and R are interchangeable with the exception that if A is
used as a replace, the broker reference number must match as stated above.
Source: CATAIR ENS-11