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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
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
There are as many ACE Import Manifest Documentation tyes as there are modes of transport. The documentation for the various modes of transport are transmitted through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  ACE is the Single Window System used by CBP (Customs & Border Protection) ACE Air eManifest (AMS Air
CBP Section 321 Shipment Type To quicken and modernize the import process of low-value shipments (valued less than $800) into the United States, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has put in place some recommended programs to facilitate the release for e-commerce shipments. All of the Section 321 shipment submission
Who is Currently Participating? Participation in the CBP Section 321 Data Pilot is currently limited to 9 participants.  These nine participants were selected and approved by CBP to allow for a variety of industry participation (online marketplaces, carriers, freight forwarders and fulfillment centers.) The section 321 data pilot is
Highway carriers are hearing more and more from their customers today that they want to move e-commerce shipments from Canada or Mexico into the USA using section 321 because their customers want to save paying duty & tax on their shipments.  The use of entry type section 321 has
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