CBP Air AIPS Guide: System Identified Errors and Manifest Sufficiency Rates   [open pdf - 96KB]

"This guide serves to describe the criteria used and the manner in which CBP (Customs and Border Protection) evaluates APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) manifest's compliance. APIS manifests are evaluated for submission timeliness, manifest completeness (syntactic quality, record quality), data element sufficiency (quality), as well as compliance with APIS regulation rule sets (quality). This guide does not purport to address every possible circumstance under which CBP may issue a penalty in connection with this legal requirement, but is intended as general guidance to assist persons responsible for complying with the AIPS regulations. This document does not create or confer any right or benefit on any person or party, private or public. [...] Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) regulations require APIS manifests to be submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for all commercial aircraft arriving from or departing for a foreign port or place. In addition, APIS regulations require that electronic manifests relative to travelers (passengers and crew) be submitted within specific timeframes. Compliant Air APIS manifest submissions are achieved through either of two submission methods: 1) Interactive and Non-interactive United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Trade (UN/EDIFACT) submissions, or 2) Non-interactive eAPIS submissions. eAPIS is a web portal enabling the user to create, manage, and submit APIS manifests. Air APIS submissions through UN/EDIFACT or the eAPIS web portal (https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov) work to fulfill APIS reporting requirements."

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