For warehouses operating in the US and receiving air cargo transferred to their facility on an airwaybill need to receive electronically from CBP electronic notification of the release or transfer of the cargo.
In cases where there is a hold on the cargo or an inspection is required by CBP, the FSN message will indicate to the warehouse to hold the cargo and segregate it waiting for the inspection to take place by CBP.
Participation by a warehouse in the Freight Status Notification System is under a larger CBP program known as Air AMS (Automated Manifest System) or ACE Air eManifest.
A warehouse is identified by CBP under a Facilities Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS) code.
The FSN Solution is available to the following warehouses:
International goods valued at $800 or less can enter the US duty & tax-free. A growing number of international businesses are clearing eCommerce shipments using Section 321.
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