What is Entry Type 86?
Entry Type 86 is a voluntary entry type for the filing and electronic release of eCommerce shipments that qualify under CBP’s de minimis (less than $800) also known as Section 321 shipments.
Shipments eligible for Entry Type 86 will not be subject to duties and taxes. It can be used by any mode of transport and includes use for release if there are PGA (Participating Government Agencies) requirements.
Importer or Customs Broker
Importer or Customs Broker can submit Entry Type 86. If you are a consignee (freight consolidator) and would like to file directly, then Customs City can help with choosing the right customs broker, that can file on your behalf at a lowest transactional fee.
Submit Entry Type 86
Importer or Customs Broker will submit Entry Type 86 directly to CBP using Customs City’s eCommerce Customs Compliance Solution.
CBP receives the data and system will receive an electronic release usually within 30 minutes.
Benefits of Section 321 Type 86 Clearance
Growing number of participants are clearing the Section 321 shipments using Entry Type 86 due to the following benefits:
- More efficient and less complicated release than a formal entry
- Applies to low-value shipments that have to adhere to PGA data requirements
- Entry summary and bond are not required
- Does not have to pay Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) if releasing at a CFS warehouse
- It applies to all mode of transportation
- The release of cargo is electronic and supports remote filing to expedite the clearance
- Electronic release is received within seconds.
Watch a Demo of the Type 86 System
Easily upload a large volume of eCommerce shipments
Map your Excel or CSV on the fly using our Easy Mapper tool
Validate your data and HTS codes before sending them to CBP
Use the “find & replace” feature to mass replace all invalid HTS codes
Disclaim PGA’s when applicable
Dashboard view of bill matches, Bill Departed, Bill Arrived, Released &
One USG messages
6 Reasons to Clear your Section 321 eCommerce Shipments using Type 86
High Volume Processing
Easily upload & submit shipment consolidations of over 100K packages. Manage the volumes needed for today's D2C (direct to consumer) eCommerce businesses.
Automatically disclaim PGA-regulated goods. Examples of PGA flags are: FD1, AM7, EP1, EP7, AQ1
Type 86 can be submitted electronically at any time and accepted almost immediately (usually within seconds for lower volumes and around 20min for higher volumes such as 50K shipments).
Significant Cost Savings
There are no duties, taxes, or fees payable for Type 86 entries. MPF is not charged if released at a CFS warehouse. Also, no setup or maintenance fees.
Type 86 does not require a bond and includes only 10 data elements.
ABI Software Vendor
CBP allows having 2 different ABI software vendors, which means Customs City can be your second vendor dedicated to your Type 86 eCommerce shipments
Required Data Elements
Importer or customs broker has to submit the following info to CBP before arrival, upon arrival but no later than 15 days after the cargo arrives at the port of entry
Frequently Asked Questions
Type 86 Monthly Price PlansPricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. Type 86 counts as a transaction. Download ABI LOI below and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
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