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Exploring the Advantages of Entry Type 86 for E-Commerce Shipments

In the United States, e-commerce retail trade sales are worth over 1.1 trillion dollars. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis recently announced that the goods and services deficit for March 2024 stood at a whopping $69.4. Many of these shipments would be subject to import duties

Unpacking the Truth: Are Companies Using Customs Clearance Software?

Understanding the Customs Clearance Software Landscape What is Customs Clearance Software, and Why Is It Important? Customs clearance software is a software-as-a-service application that allows logistics operators to seamlessly manage complicated clearance processes while avoiding the many pitfalls inherent in such operations. Next-generation customs clearance software is critical in the

Leveraging Customs Clearance Software for Global Business Expansion

Understanding Customs Clearance Software What is Customs Clearance Software? Customs clearance software refers to freight forwarding software otherwise referred to as customs brokerage software that makes it possible for logistics providers to streamline and simplify complex import and export processes while ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations and tariffs. Key Features

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

Can I Export out of an FTZ using Entry Type 86?

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 from

CNY 2022- Preparing for Chinese New Year Factory Closures

What is the Chinese New Year? The Chinese New Year refers to the beginning of a New Year in China following the lunar calendar. The New Year usually begins on the second moon following the winter solstice and ends about fifteen days later when the full moon appears. Unlike the

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 &