​​The Standard for Air Cargo Messaging

Cargo-XML messages are used for electronic communication between airlines and other air cargo supply chain stakeholders, such as shippers, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, and regulators, as well as customs and security agencies. Core Transport documents such as air waybill, house waybills, manifest etc. commercial documents such as invoice, packing list etc. must be exchanged between the business partners form the movements of goods and flight.

IATA’s Cargo-XML Toolkit delivers the Cargo-XML standard to the air cargo industry. This toolkit is used by businesses in developing open and flexible XML applications for automating electronic transactions or messages. The purpose is to ensure uniformity, mutual understanding, accuracy and economy in electronic data exchanges.

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2023 CXML Toolkit (CXML)

Edition: 11 

Format: Digital   
Language: English   
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What's inside the Cargo-XML Toolkit?

  • Cargo-XML message specifications, schemas and data length recommendations
  • Mapping with Cargo-IMP and with WCO Data Model and UNTDED Data Elements
  • Conversion guidelines between Cargo-IMP and Cargo-XML
  • Message layout and examples (including sample messages)
  • Message history and version management tools
  • User capabilities and code lists
  • The IATA Cargo-IMP Manual (34th edition)
  • Enhanced OCI Table for e-CSD

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The significant changes to the 11th Cargo-XML Toolkit include:

  • Update of XFFM specifications to clarify references to CIMP FFM message
  • Update of XFWB specifications to clarify references to CIMP FWB and conversion guidelines
  • Update of XFZB speciifcations to align with XSD schema: Consignor siganture is mandatory and occurence changed to 1:1 in specifications
  • New major version of XCSN (version 2.00)
  • New major version of XFSU (version 5.00)

Following contents have been added in the toolkit through the 1st Web Update:

  • EU-ICS2 Guidance and Cargo-XML Mapping