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What is Global E-Commerce? Sometimes referred to as borderless business or cross border commerce among other things, global e-commerce is critically important for any business looking to expand in 2020 and beyond. However, while it is important, navigating the nuances of cross border e-commerce can be complicated given that
Section 321 Release Section 321 refers to entry for release of goods valued at $800 or less, as long as the shipment is not one of several lots in a single contract or a single order. Additionally, the goods need to be imported by an individual and the importer
EDI translation software or an EDI translator refers to software that converts data from enterprise-specific and irregular formats into standardized and organized structures that are compliant with EDI standards. With EDI translation software, custom in-house documents may be converted into EDI standardized documents that are then sent to another
The Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program was implemented on June 12, 2018. Under ACAS, air carriers are required to submit advanced air cargo information for all shipments from foreign locations coming into the United States. Prior to June 12, 2018, the submission of such data was a voluntary
What is the Section 321 Data Pilot? Section 321 Data Pilot refers to a voluntary study by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The pilot study began on August 22, 2019 and is expected to run for a year. During the test period participants will electronically transmit cargo
What is the WACM Message? The WACM message is a component of the Release Notification System (RNS) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The WACM message is sent by a warehouse operator to the Canada Border Services Agency when an unreleased consignment headed to the warehouse finally arrives.
What is The Deconsolidation Notice? The electronic notice from the CBSA informs carriers, warehouse operators, and freight forwarders that CBSA has approved the transfer of cargo control from a consolidated shipment to the associated separate secondary house bills as provided by the freight forwarder.  The Deconsolidation Notice is just