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The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): Transforming Trade with Technology

Before 2014, international trade was a nightmare for businesses importing or exporting their goods worldwide. One single misstep could lead to a cascade of financial penalties, delayed shipments, and dissatisfied customers. Besides, there were numerous challenges like redundant data submissions across multiple agencies, time-consuming processes, and the high cost of

Customs City Case Study: Evolve Supply Chain Solutions LLC

Evolve has greatly improved the importation process of their D2C (Direct-to-Consumer) Ocean shipments using Customs City’s all-in-one US eCommerce Clearance Service (ACE Ocean, ISF & Type 86). Evolve’s D2C eCommerce process is now seamless & our solution allowed them to save at least 30% on customs clearance, warehousing costs &

What is D2C eCommerce?

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 them

Ocean Split Bill Guidance for the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach

Port congestion has recently become a critical issue with ocean carriers deciding to split bills after or on arrival. To streamline release for such shipments, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) has been working with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to review the processing of split

CFS Warehouses & Fulfillment Centers as an Entity Under Section 321

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 $800