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What is the CBP Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program?
The Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program was implemented on June 12, 2018. Under ACAS, air carriers are required to submit advanced air cargo information for all shipments from foreign locations coming into the United States. Prior to June 12, 2018, the submission of such data was a voluntary process though many airlines were already [...]
CBP Section 321 Data Pilot for E-Commerce Shipments
What is the Section 321 Data Pilot? Section 321 Data Pilot refers to a voluntary study by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The pilot study began on August 22, 2019 and is expected to run for a year. During the test period participants will electronically transmit cargo information about their e-commerce shipments to [...]
Uploading Section 321 Shipment Data Using JSON, XML or CSV
Section 321 is a shipment type used in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ACE system that allows low-value shipments of <=$800 USD to be cleared through the border without paying duty or tax. To qualify for Section 321 shipment type any goods being imported into the US should not exceed a value of 800 [...]
What is a CFS (Container Freight Station)?
A Container Freight Station refers to a facility that consolidates or de-consolidates freight before preparing such freight for the next leg of its journey. Most CFS will be located close to ports of entry such as airports, ocean container ports and major railway hubs.  In the US, a CFS is designated by its FIRMS code.  [...]
How to Upload Section 321 Shipment Data for ACE Truck eManifest
Since January 2019, it has been mandatory to file advanced eManifest for Section 321 shipments which are shipments with a value of $800 or less. While all shipments that qualify for Section 321 shipments may enter the United States tax and duty-free, the trucker or highway carrier needs to file the electronic eManifest with CBP [...]
Improve Customs Compliance using eManifest Software
Every carrier (including ocean, highway and air)  entering the United States or Canda has to complete an electronic eManifest. Otherwise, the authorities (CBP or CBSA) will force the carrier to go back immediately when it arrives at the border (or even before loading the cargo at the foreign port as is the case for ocean [...]
What are the ACE Air eManifest Import Message Types?
The following messages are summarized in the CBP ACE Air CAMIR document. ACE Air eManifest was formally referred to as AMS Air or Automated Manifest System. The FRI (Freight Report Inbound) message is used for reporting advance Air eManifest data to the CBP ACE eManifest system.  This message is, however, not usable in amending air [...]
What is an Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF)?
An Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF) refers to a shared or separate specialized facility that has been authorized by the port director to handle the inspection and clearance of express consignment shipments. It is, for the most part, a bonded warehouse with the authorization and capacity to process high volumes of parcels coming into the [...]