Participation in the pilot will help CBP expedite the clearance of eCommerce shipments by creating a future “green lane” for companies submitting the additional data. Having a voice early in the process is important for the facilitation of eCommerce companies. The following entities may participate in the Section 321 Data Pilot
The Section 321 data pilot is like a “known shipper” program similar to the Nexus and Global Entry program which is used to facilitate passenger travelers. By sending additional shipment details, CBP can focus their efforts on other carriers who do not submit these additional details. If you consider a highway carrier moving large volumes of section 321 shipments might be stopped at the border each day for 2 hours so CBP can conduct random inspections of the cargo. Taking the effort to collect and submit this additional data can reap large rewards in time and cost savings. A carrier sitting idle at the border each day for inspections adds up thousands of dollars spent waiting for CBP to conduct inspections.
CBP needs additional data to facilitate the clearance of eCommerce shipments including
Every day almost 2 million ecommerce shipments arrive in the US which has put a strain on CBP being able to continue to enforce its regulations while continuing to maintain the clearance speeds that importers have grown accustomed to.
Pricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. Section 321 Data Pilot counts as a transaction
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