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From Business to Consumer: How Customs Clearance Software Touches Everyone

The global economy runs on a delicate balance of supply and demand. Upset this balance, prices of commodities skyrocket, and chaos ensues. With economies heavily dependent on imports and exports, one key component that holds the key to maintaining this balance is the customs clearance process. Often considered the most

The CBP Manifest Query

What is the CBP Manifest Query The Manifest Query is a feature intended to make it possible for users to query the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or the Automated Manifest System (AMS) from the CBP (Customs & Border Protection). The query typically returns real-time information entered into the CBP system

Leveraging Customs Clearance Software for Global Business Expansion

Understanding Customs Clearance Software What is Customs Clearance Software? Customs clearance software refers to freight forwarding software otherwise referred to as customs brokerage software that makes it possible for logistics providers to streamline and simplify complex import and export processes while ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations and tariffs. Key Features

Behind the Scenes: How Major Industries Utilize Customs Clearance Software

Introduction to Industry-Specific Customs Clearance Needs The major industries that make use of customs clearance software include retail, manufacturing, and logistics. All these industries have their specific customs clearance needs that only apply to those industries in addition to ones that only apply to these industries. Understanding the Unique Customs

UFLPA Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements FAQ

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) deployed the Uyghur Forced Labor Preventing Act (UFLPA) Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements on March 18th, 2023. The New validation measures in ACE were to be initially deployed in November 2022 but due to concerns raised, the deployment was postponed

How to Import Cosmetics into the USA using Entry Type 86?

Importing cosmetics into the United States using entry type 86 can be very lucrative even though the process can have many pitfalls. One of the biggest challenges that importers face is that many countries define cosmetics and drugs differently from the United States. For instance, in some countries, sunscreens are

Can I Export out of an FTZ using Entry Type 86?

According to the Customs Border Protection Agency (CBP), a Type 86 Entry is permitted when there is one shipment per day per person with a total value not exceeding $800 in the exporting country.  This means that American shoppers can go online, pay for items, and receive them directly from