When transporting cargo into the US, there is usually one important thing that the highway carrier needs to confirm before crossing the border.  Is there an entry number matching to my PAPS number? PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System) is known to trucking companies as those bar-coded stickers that are placed on the commercial invoice before faxing [...]
Starting in April 2018, the definition of the importer of particular types of shipments for an Importer Security Filing (ISF) submission was expanded by Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). According to CBP, the new changes which came into force on May 14, 2018, were required to make provision for the inclusion of parties with [...]
Background E-Commerce is one of the fastest-growing segments of the American economy and it is not showing any signs of slowing down in the near-term. According to US Customs &Border Protection (CBP), e-commerce refers to low-value (<$800) cleared under section 321 or otherwise known as Type 86.  eCommerce is defined as high volume, low-value shipments [...]
Canada, Mexico, and the United States have agreed to modernize the quarter of a century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into a 21st-century agreement. The old NAFTA agreement has now been replaced with the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is intended to support mutually beneficial trade among the North American nations, [...]
There are as many ACE Import Manifest Documentation tyes as there are modes of transport. The documentation for the various modes of transport are transmitted through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  ACE is the Single Window System used by CBP (Customs & Border Protection) ACE Air eManifest (AMS Air Manifest) ACE Air eManifest submissions must [...]
CBP Section 321 Shipment Type To quicken and modernize the import process of low-value shipments (valued less than $800) into the United States, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has put in place some recommended programs to facilitate the release for e-commerce shipments. All of the Section 321 shipment submission methods are part of the CBP [...]