ISF - Importer Security Filing "10+2"
ACE Ocean eManifest
ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) is the name of the CBP (Customs & Border Protection) platform to process AMS Ocean eManifest submissions from ocean carriers, freight forwarders, port authorities, and terminal operators.
Ocean carriers must submit Cargo data at the master level. Freight Forwarders have the option to directly submit the ACE Ocean eManifest HBL data to CBP or HBL data can be submitted by the ocean carrier usually at a fee.
Secondary Notify Parties can also use the AMS Ocean eManifest to receive updates on B/L’s they have been nominated to receive updates for.
ISF (Importer Security Filing) data also knows as “10+2” can also be incorporated into the ACE Ocean eManifest submission as part of a unified filing.
The ACE Ocean Customs Compliance Solution is available to the following entities:
can directly submit mandatory ACE Ocean eManifest to CBP to minimize customs compliance related costs. Must have SCAC code, FMC Bond, and Type 3 International Carrier Bond
submit ACE Ocean eManifest at the master level. Must must have a SCAC code and Type 3 International Carrier Bond
Port Authorities must obtain a LOI from each client they intend to transmit or receive data
Must have Marine Terminal Operator Number
Warehouses can sign up to receive ocean manifest updates as a Secondary Notify Party
will usually file the Type 86 entry to facilitate the clearance of the eCommerce ocean shipment
Section 321 eCommerce Ocean Shipments
International goods valued $800 or less can enter the US duty-free. Growing number of international businesses are moving the Section 321 cargo via ocean instead of air due to the following benefits:
● It allows businesses to avoid rising air freight rates
● Logistic companies are offering more ocean express shipping options (especially from Asia to any location in North America)
● It is more cost-effective service
● It allows businesses to avoid airport congestion
Recent Changes in e-Commerce Customs Compliance Process
The rise of e-commerce shipments is also shifting the focus how Customs handles the processing of large volumes of small boxes.
Customs City ACE Ocean Services:
Freight Forwarders, Ocean Carriers, Port Authorities & Terminal Operators can submit mandatory ACE Ocean eManifest to CBP
Customs Brokers can submit Type 86 (to adhere PGA requirements) and/or ACE Air to release low value Section 321 shipments
Secondary Notify Party (SNP)
Warehouses/NVOCC(Freight Forwarders) receive the milestone events for every shipment
Freight Forwarders/importer/customs brokers submit ISF (10)
Ocean Carriers submit ACE Ocean ISF (5) to CBP for FROB and in-transit shipments
Section 321 Data Pilot
Freight Forwarders, Carriers and Online Retailers can submit Section 321 Supplementary Data to reduce inspections at the border
Why Customs City?
We believe that by adopting modern technologies and combining with the knowledge of Customs & Trade we can deliver the optimal solutions for our customers. Customs City will make your eCommerce customs compliance process seamless and cost effective.