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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
Canada, Mexico, and the United States have agreed to modernize the quarter of a century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into a 21st-century agreement. The old NAFTA agreement has now been replaced with the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is intended to support mutually beneficial
Entry Type 86 is a voluntary entry type for the filing and electronic release of eCommerce shipments that qualify under CBP’s de minimis (<= $800 USD).  Shipments qualifying under the CBP de mimimis are also known as Section 321 shipments. Type 86 entries have to be filed by a
There are as many ACE Import Manifest Documentation tyes as there are modes of transport. The documentation for the various modes of transport are transmitted through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  ACE is the Single Window System used by CBP (Customs & Border Protection) ACE Air eManifest (AMS Air
CBP Section 321 Shipment Type To quicken and modernize the import process of low-value shipments (valued less than $800) into the United States, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has put in place some recommended programs to facilitate the release for e-commerce shipments. All of the Section 321 shipment submission
In-bond shipments and the reporting of the export and arrival of in-bond shipments have to be sent to CBP electronically. In the past, it was possible to submit a paper copy of the 7512 to CBP and then get the CBP officer to close the in-bond. What is the
The United States Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP) deployed a test of a new informal type of entry on September 28, 2019. The new entry known as “Type 86” covers entry for low-value Section 321 shipments. According to CBP, the entry type is expected to enhance security and