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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
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Weekend is always a golden opportunity especially for companies that use e-commerce technology. The very online nature of these shopping holidays which has only been reinforced this year has seen an unprecedented change in how commerce is conducted. The shopping holidays have seen
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
When transporting cargo into the US, there is usually one important thing that the highway carrier needs to confirm before crossing the border.  Is there an entry number matching to my PAPS number? PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System) is known to trucking companies as those bar-coded stickers that are placed
Starting in April 2018, the definition of the importer of particular types of shipments for an Importer Security Filing (ISF) submission was expanded by Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). According to CBP, the new changes which came into force on May 14, 2018, were required to make provision
Background E-Commerce is one of the fastest-growing segments of the American economy and it is not showing any signs of slowing down in the near-term. According to US Customs &Border Protection (CBP), e-commerce refers to low-value (<$800) cleared under section 321 or otherwise known as Type 86.  eCommerce is