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 [...]
Customs City Global Solutions Inc.
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 [...]
On February 18, 2021, Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP) published a new ruling regarding fulfillment centers and domestic warehouses. Under Section 321, CBP can admit qualifying goods tax-free and duty-free as long as the goods are imported on one day by one person and have a value of $800 or less in the country [...]
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 [...]