More Changes Coming in APIS Submission Rules
Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) transmission requirements will again change. Effective on or about October 4, commercial operators must make an APIS transmission using the UN-EDIFACT format, which captures additional passenger information. The NBAA APIS submission service does not use this format and as of that date will no longer be available. The new Customs & Border Protection (CBP) eAPIS Online Transmission System uses the UN-EDIFACT format, and the majority of APIS transmissions currently are being made with CBP’s system. NBAA “strongly encourages” operators to start using the CBP eAPIS system.