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CBSA Deconsolidation Notice- Options for Warehouses and Freight Forwarders
What is The Deconsolidation Notice? The electronic notice from the CBSA informs carriers, warehouse operators, and freight forwarders that CBSA has approved the transfer of cargo control from a consolidated shipment to the associated separate secondary house bills as provided by the freight forwarder.  The Deconsolidation Notice is just one message that is available as [...]
Uploading Section 321 Shipment Data Using JSON, XML or CSV
Section 321 is a shipment type used in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ACE system that allows low-value shipments of <=$800 USD to be cleared through the border without paying duty or tax. To qualify for Section 321 shipment type any goods being imported into the US should not exceed a value of 800 [...]
What is an Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CO)?
For the majority of certificates of origin created around the world most of them are completed manually ie.  filled out by hand. Exporters then have to take them to the Chambers of Commerce who would then stamp them to be certified. But in a business environment that is forever changing, the need for modernizing the [...]
What is a CFS (Container Freight Station)?
A Container Freight Station refers to a facility that consolidates or de-consolidates freight before preparing such freight for the next leg of its journey. Most CFS will be located close to ports of entry such as airports, ocean container ports and major railway hubs.  In the US, a CFS is designated by its FIRMS code.  [...]
How to Upload Section 321 Shipment Data for ACE Truck eManifest
Since January 2019, it has been mandatory to file advanced eManifest for Section 321 shipments which are shipments with a value of $800 or less. While all shipments that qualify for Section 321 shipments may enter the United States tax and duty-free, the trucker or highway carrier needs to file the electronic eManifest with CBP [...]
Improve Customs Compliance using eManifest Software
Every carrier (including ocean, highway and air)  entering the United States or Canda has to complete an electronic eManifest. Otherwise, the authorities (CBP or CBSA) will force the carrier to go back immediately when it arrives at the border (or even before loading the cargo at the foreign port as is the case for ocean [...]
What are the ACE Air eManifest Import Message Types?
The following messages are summarized in the CBP ACE Air CAMIR document. ACE Air eManifest was formally referred to as AMS Air or Automated Manifest System. The FRI (Freight Report Inbound) message is used for reporting advance Air eManifest data to the CBP ACE eManifest system.  This message is, however, not usable in amending air [...]
How Can a Trucking Company File ACI eManifest?
ACI eManifest refers to the transmission of cargo information in electronic format to Customs authorities prior to the arrival of the shipment at the border crossing or port of entry. The eManifest program is part of the larger Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program run by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  ACI is aimed at facilitating [...]
What is an Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF)?
An Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF) refers to a shared or separate specialized facility that has been authorized by the port director to handle the inspection and clearance of express consignment shipments. It is, for the most part, a bonded warehouse with the authorization and capacity to process high volumes of parcels coming into the [...]
What you Need to Know about AMS Air Manifest (ACE Air eManifest)
Automated Manifest System (AMS) Air The CBP legacy system was known as AMS Air.  Later CBP upgraded and moved the AMS Air system platform to the ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) platform.  After this move, CBP refers to the AMS Air system as ACE Air or ACE Air eManifest. Automated Commercial Environment (ACE Air eManifest) ACE [...]