Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
(U.S. Customs) ABI, a part of U.S. Customs’ Automated Commercial System, permits transmission of data pertaining to merchandise being imported into the U.S. directly to U.S. Customs. Qualified participants include customs brokers, importers, carriers, port authorities, and independent data processing companies referred to as service centers. To use ABI, send a letter of intent to the District Director of Customs or to your nearest district Customs Office. See Automated Commercial System.