Direct-to-consumer e-commerce, usually abbreviated as D2C eCommerce an eCommerce strategy where traditional business-to-business (B2B) organizations sell directly to consumers via an eCommerce site thus cutting out middlemen such as retailers and wholesalers. For instance, mattress manufacturers can sell their products directly to families on their website instead of sending them to a mattress store. Is [...]
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What is AMS? The Automated Manifest System (AMS) of the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is a combination of a cargo release notification system and an imported goods inventory regulation system. A critical component of the Automated Commercial System (ACS), it works with other components such as the National In-bond Control Program, the Cargo [...]
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 split bills. The collaboration has resulted [...]
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 an Entry Type 86 as any [...]
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 for the inclusion of parties with [...]
eCommerce has been growing rapidly and this comes with immense business opportunities. Indeed, increased global trade paves way for the growth and development of import and export businesses. With this increase in trade, it’s necessary for U.S Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to come up with processes that regulate e-commerce shipments. One of these processes [...]
Background On January 26, 2009 CBP ISF (Importer Security Filing) came into force. The ISF can be submitted via the AMS (Automated Manifest System) or ABI (Automated Broker Interface). The ISF needs to be submitted at the lowest bill level (Master, Regular or House) that is submitted in the ACE Ocean eManifest system. The bill [...]