Section 321 Data Pilot 

Expedite the Customs Clearance for e-Commerce Shipments

Section 321 Data Pilot Participants

Participation in the pilot will help CBP expedite the clearance of eCommerce shipments by creating a future “green lane” for companies submitting the additional data. Having a voice early in the process is important for the facilitation of eCommerce companies. The following entities may participate in the Section 321 Data Pilot

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Carrier

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, carrier needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

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Freight Forwarder

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, freight forwarder needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

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Online Retailers

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, online retailer needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

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Buyer

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, buyer needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

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Customs Brokers

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, customs broker needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

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Seller

In order to participate in Section 321 Data Pilot, seller needs to be approved by CBP and Customs City will send a request on your behalf

Section 321 Data Pilot

The Section 321 data pilot is like a “known shipper” program similar to the Nexus and Global Entry program which is used to facilitate passenger travelers. By sending additional shipment details, CBP can focus their efforts on other carriers who do not submit these additional details.

If you consider a highway carrier moving large volumes of section 321 shipments might be stopped at the border each day for 2 hours so CBP can conduct random inspections of the cargo. Taking the effort to collect and submit this additional data can reap large rewards in time and cost savings. A carrier sitting idle at the border each day for inspections adds up thousands of dollars spent waiting for CBP to conduct inspections.

How Section 321 Data Pilot Works

CBP needs additional data to facilitate the clearance of eCommerce shipments including
Entity Info
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Enhanced product description,
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Weblink to product on online marketplace
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HTS Code
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Image of product
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Retail price of product
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Wholesale price of product
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Weight
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Quantity
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Known customer flag
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eCommerce shipments are exploding in the US with the proliferation of online shopping

Every day almost 2 million ecommerce shipments arrive in the US which has put a strain on CBP being able to continue to enforce its regulations while continuing to maintain the clearance speeds that importers have grown accustomed to.

2B

2 Billion Digital Buyers in 2019

3.45T

Value of global retail e-commence sales reached $3.45T in 2019

23.3

In 2018 retail eCommence sales grew 23.3% over the previous year

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.

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All-in-one eCommerce Customs Compliance Solution

ACE Ocean, ACE Air, ACE Truck, Type 86, Section 321 Data Pilot, ISF, FSN, SNP, ACAS

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Cost Savings

Customs City offers lowest transactional fees, specifically tailored for high volume e-Commerce shipments

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Performance

eManifest submission is quick & easy, so you can focus more on growing your eCommerce business

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Security

All data is encrypted using military-strength encryption

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24/7 Free Support

Contact us via live chat, email, telephone or open a case using our customer support portal

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Customs Compliance Expertise

Leverage our team’s knowledge to make crossing the border a seamless process

Section 321 Data Pilot Price Plans

Pricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. Section 321 Data Pilot counts as a transaction

GROW

$49/Monthly

  • 25c/trans (Sec 321 Data Pilot)
  • Email Alerts for shipment events
  • Monitoring Dashboard
  • 24/7 Support
START 30-DAY FREE TRIAL

ENTERPRISE

$99/Monthly

  • 15c/trans (Sec 321 Data Pilot)
  • Email Alerts for shipment events
  • Monitoring Dashboard
  • 24/7 Support
START 30-DAY FREE TRIAL

ECOMMERCE

$299/Monthly

  • 5c/trans (Sec 321 Data Pilot)
  • Email Alerts for shipment events
  • Monitoring Dashboard
  • 24/7 Support
START 30-DAY FREE TRIAL