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Entry Type 86 is a voluntary test that is usually filed by a customs broker appointed by the owner, purchaser, or consignee. To qualify for Entry Type 86, the merchandise brought into the United States must have an aggregate retail value of $800 or less in the country of
Importing cosmetics into the United States using entry type 86 can be very lucrative even though the process can have many pitfalls. One of the biggest challenges that importers face is that many countries define cosmetics and drugs differently from the United States. For instance, in some countries, sunscreens
According to the Customs Border Protection Agency (CBP), a Type 86 Entry is permitted when there is one shipment per day per person with a total value not exceeding $800 in the exporting country.  This means that American shoppers can go online, pay for items, and receive them directly
Evolve has greatly improved the importation process of their D2C (Direct-to-Consumer) Ocean shipments using Customs City’s all-in-one US eCommerce Clearance Service (ACE Ocean, ISF & Type 86). Evolve’s D2C eCommerce process is now seamless & our solution allowed them to save at least 30% on customs clearance, warehousing costs
All products regulated by the FDA have to be submitted to a review FDA before being allowed into the United States. The FDA employs an electronic review process of all submissions for entry via the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). All products that are regulated by the FDA
Delivering imports to the Amazon FBA program has been improved due to the recent guidance by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) administrative ruling on fulfillment centers and warehouses. According to the ruling, imports can be admitted tax and duty-free into the US as long as that merchandise has
Great Way Relies on Customs City’s AMS Air and Type 86 Customs Compliance System to Improve their customs compliance process for their high-volume US eCommerce Shipments While Saving 50% In Time Spent on Labour-Intensive and Manual Tasks Summary   Client: Great Way Trading & Transportation, Inc. Challenge: To speed
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