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What you need to know about FDA PN (Prior Notice)

What is the FDA Prior Notice? To fulfill the provisions of the Bioterrorism Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation that requires advance notice to be given for all incoming shipments of imported food into the United States.  Since May 6, 2009, the FDA has required

Section 321 Type 86 FAQ

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 origin.

How to Import Cosmetics into the USA using Entry Type 86?

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 are

Customs City Case Study: Evolve Supply Chain Solutions LLC

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 &

FDA Entry Submission Process Using FDA Flags & Disclaim Codes

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 need

Delivering Imports to Amazon (FBA) using Section 321

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 a

Case Study: Great Way Trading & Transportation Inc

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 up

Case Study: Sung Moo Kim CHB

Customs City’s Type 86 and ACE Air Customs Compliance System helps Sung Moo Kim CHB to Streamline Their Customs Compliance processes for high-volume US Section 321 eCommerce Shipments and Save More than 40% in Costs and Manual Tasks Summary   Client: Sung Moo Kim CHB Challenge: To streamline and speed