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CBP Entry Type 86 for Section 321 eCommerce Shipments
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 self-filing importer or customs broker.  A [...]
ACE Import Manifest Documentation Types
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 Manifest) ACE Air eManifest submissions must [...]
4 Ways to Participate in the CBP Section 321 Program
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 methods are part of the CBP [...]
CBP ACE In-Bond Processing
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 In-bond Process? The in-bond process makes [...]
Section 321 “Type 86” Clearance for E-Commerce Shipments
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 safety for imports by offering the [...]
Data You Need to Send to CBP to Participate in the Section 321 Data Pilot
Who is Currently Participating? Participation in the CBP Section 321 Data Pilot is currently limited to 9 participants.  These nine participants were selected and approved by CBP to allow for a variety of industry participation (online marketplaces, carriers, freight forwarders and fulfillment centers.) The section 321 data pilot is a voluntary program that will lead [...]
Global E-Commerce Trends & Statistics in 2020 & Beyond
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 there are a lot of moving [...]