SmartBorder™ ABI / ACE

Importing involves constant change. If you’re a land, sea or air broker or a self-filing importer, you want assurance that your U.S. import entry software is at the cutting edge. SmartBorder ABI/ACE, our flagship application, is your assurance. Backed by our expert support team, it offers compliance excellence and security in one powerful solution.

Feature Rich. Designed by brokers to make compliance easier.

Designed by brokers, SmartBorder’s ABI application was developed from the ground up to be the industry leader in features and functionality. In fact, its comprehensive capabilities have made it an indispensable partner for anyone importing goods into the United States. More importantly, its functions work together seamlessly, sharing information and details to make your operation more efficient and productive.

Product Features

  • SaaS-based, meaning you access the most current, up-to-date software every time via the internet with no incremental IT resources or hardware required
  • Intuitive and easy to use with customizable screens and fields
  • Stores all transaction records and properties
  • Email notifications keeps everyone informed
  • Copy transaction reduces data entry and errors
  • Ad hoc and customizable reports
  • Data validation functionality ensures accurate data in every submission
  • Backed with world-class training and support that has earned us a 99% client retention rate

Entry Features

  • EZEdit grid for multiple line item editing
  • Entry review validations
  • Entry line import tool
  • Attach proforma invoice
  • Single screen entry
  • Air/Sea Release
  • Border releases
  • ADD/CVD (anti-dumping)
  • American Goods Returned (9802)
  • Cargo Manifest Query
  • Currency conversion
  • Entry number – auto create
  • FDA prior notice
  • Fee schedules (auto)
  • MID – Manufacturer ID (auto create)
  • Transaction notes
  • Integrated PGAs
  • Periodic statements (monthly, daily)
  • Post entry tracking
  • Quota/Visa
  • Remote location filing – RLF
  • Special Program Indicators (SPI)
  • Temporary Import under Bond (TIB)
  • Warehouse entry and withdrawals

Additional Features


  • Laser forms
  • Remote system access
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports
  • Output to PDF, Excel, email
  • Secure network
  • Unlimited users
  • Web based
  • Web tracking
  • Direct MQ connection to CBP


  • Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
  • Automated Invoice Interface (A.I.I.)
  • CBP queries
  • Document imaging/fax management
  • Electronic in-bonds
  • Email notifications
  • DIS (Document Imaging System) interface
  • Import parties from Excel
  • Customer aliases
  • FDA prior notice
  • Fee schedules
  • Transaction billing
  • Revenue/payable tracking
  • Firms codes
  • Harmonized tariff schedule
  • Transaction notes
  • FDA Product Code builder
  • Import customers from Excel
  • QP/WP in-bond messages (in-bonds 7512)
  • Transaction Grids
  • Automated Clearinghouse
  • Batch HTS update
  • Products database
  • Linked parties
  • Certificate (ie NAFTA) management
  • Import products from Excel
  • Power of Attorney (POA)

Available Forms

  • 3461 – Entry/immediate release
  • 3461 ALT – Border release
  • 5106 – Tax ID reporting
  • 7501 – Entry summary
  • 7512 – In-bonds, CAFES
  • 7513 Intermodal
  • 7525 SED export declaration form
  • EPA Form 3520-1
  • 7533 – Inward cargo manifest
  • Delivery order
  • USDA notice of arrival
  • Transaction cover page