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Delivering imports to the Amazon FBA program has been improved due to the recent guidance by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) administrative ruling on fulfillment centers and warehouses. According to the ruling, imports can be admitted tax and duty-free into the US as long as that merchandise has
Great Way Relies on Customs City’s AMS Air and Type 86 Customs Compliance System to Improve their customs compliance process for their high-volume US eCommerce Shipments While Saving 50% In Time Spent on Labour-Intensive and Manual Tasks Summary   Client: Great Way Trading & Transportation, Inc. Challenge: To speed
Since the CBP requires importers to submit electronic documentation through the Automated Broker Interface, (ABI) importers need to have access to software that connects to CBP. ABI software makes it possible to file Partner Government Agency (PGA) documentation, entries, and entry summaries and can also be useful for querying
Direct-to-consumer e-commerce, usually abbreviated as D2C eCommerce an eCommerce strategy where traditional business-to-business (B2B) organizations sell directly to consumers via an eCommerce site thus cutting out middlemen such as retailers and wholesalers. For instance, mattress manufacturers can sell their products directly to families on their website instead of sending
What is AMS? The Automated Manifest System (AMS) of the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is a combination of a cargo release notification system and an imported goods inventory regulation system. A critical component of the Automated Commercial System (ACS), it works with other components such as the
On February 18, 2021, Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP) published a new ruling regarding fulfillment centers and domestic warehouses. Under Section 321, CBP can admit qualifying goods tax-free and duty-free as long as the goods are imported on one day by one person and have a value of
What is Section 321, Entry Type 86? Entry Type 86 under Section 321 is a voluntary entry type for electronic release and filing of eCommerce shipments which qualify for the de minimis regulations of Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). The de minimis provisions define goods that qualify for
When transporting cargo into the US, there is usually one important thing that the highway carrier needs to confirm before crossing the border.  Is there an entry number matching to my PAPS number? PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System) is known to trucking companies as those bar-coded stickers that are placed
Background E-Commerce is one of the fastest-growing segments of the American economy and it is not showing any signs of slowing down in the near-term. According to US Customs &Border Protection (CBP), e-commerce refers to low-value (<$800) cleared under section 321 or otherwise known as Type 86.  eCommerce is