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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
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
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
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
Customs & Border Protection (CBP), ACE eManifest, and the Automated Commercial Environment are very well-developed organizations and systems. But regardless of how well designed an organization or system is, there will come a time when you will experience some downtime. In the CBP system with so many dependencies, there can
ACE Truck eManifest is part of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) program. It mandates all highway carriers to electronically submit conveyance and cargo information to US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) prior to the arrival of the truck in any of the land border crossings into the US.
What is a PAPS Number? The driver carrying the cargo at the port of entry needs to have a PAPS barcode printed on the cargo documents. A PAPS barcode comprises of the United States Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC Code) and the pro-bill number.  Together the SCAC code and
ACE eManifest for Trucking Companies Automated Commercial Environment or ACE is a USA Customs & Border Protection (CBP) digital system developed to promote legitimate trade while boosting border security. ACE supplies a single access window for the entire trade industry to connect with CBP and Partner Government Agencies (PGA)
James May, Customs City Global Solutions Inc. Now that the dark cloud of uncertainty has been lifted from Canada after the signing of the new USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement) it’s time to now look at further diversifying Canada’s trading partners.  Canada should pursue an FTA (Free Trade Agreement)