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Entry Type 86 is a voluntary test that is usually filed by a customs broker appointed by the owner, purchaser, or consignee. To qualify for Entry Type 86, the merchandise brought into the United States must have an aggregate retail value of $800 or less in the country of
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
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
The volume of air & ocean container traffic has been on the rise over the past ten years and this has resulted in increased competition among shippers resulting in declining profits. The biggest problem for most logistics providers has to do with the congestion between the container terminal yard
What is the Chinese New Year? The Chinese New Year refers to the beginning of a New Year in China following the lunar calendar. The New Year usually begins on the second moon following the winter solstice and ends about fifteen days later when the full moon appears. Unlike
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
An airport community system is a form of a Single Window for Trade & Logistics. It is an open and neutral electronic platform that makes possible the secure and intelligent exchange of information between private and public stakeholders to enhance the competitive position of airport communities. The Role of