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Unpacking the Truth: Are Companies Using Customs Clearance Software?

Understanding the Customs Clearance Software Landscape What is Customs Clearance Software, and Why Is It Important? Customs clearance software is a software-as-a-service application that allows logistics operators to seamlessly manage complicated clearance processes while avoiding the many pitfalls inherent in such operations. Next-generation customs clearance software is critical in the

Leveraging Customs Clearance Software for Global Business Expansion

Understanding Customs Clearance Software What is Customs Clearance Software? Customs clearance software refers to freight forwarding software otherwise referred to as customs brokerage software that makes it possible for logistics providers to streamline and simplify complex import and export processes while ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations and tariffs. Key Features

How to Import Cosmetics into the USA using Entry Type 86?

Importing cosmetics into the United States using entry type 86 can be very lucrative even though the process can have many pitfalls. One of the biggest challenges that importers face is that many countries define cosmetics and drugs differently from the United States. For instance, in some countries, sunscreens are

Can I Export out of an FTZ using Entry Type 86?

According to the Customs Border Protection Agency (CBP), a Type 86 Entry is permitted when there is one shipment per day per person with a total value not exceeding $800 in the exporting country.  This means that American shoppers can go online, pay for items, and receive them directly from

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 &

Delivering Imports to Amazon (FBA) using Section 321

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 a

Case Study: Great Way Trading & Transportation Inc

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 up

Case Study: Sung Moo Kim CHB

Customs City’s Type 86 and ACE Air Customs Compliance System helps Sung Moo Kim CHB to Streamline Their Customs Compliance processes for high-volume US Section 321 eCommerce Shipments and Save More than 40% in Costs and Manual Tasks Summary   Client: Sung Moo Kim CHB Challenge: To streamline and speed

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

What is the CBP Automated Manifest System (AMS)?

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 National