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Since the CBP requires importers to submit electronic documentation through the Automated Broker Interface, (ABI) importers need to have access to software that connects to CBP. ABI software makes it possible to file Partner Government Agency (PGA) documentation, entries, and entry summaries and can also be useful for querying
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
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
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
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
What is Section 321, Entry Type 86? Entry Type 86 under Section 321 is a voluntary entry type for electronic release and filing of eCommerce shipments which qualify for the de minimis regulations of Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). The de minimis provisions define goods that qualify for
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)