Customs City Global Solutions Inc.

Highway carriers are hearing more and more from their customers today that they want to move e-commerce shipments from Canada or Mexico into the USA using section 321 because their customers want to save paying duty & tax on their shipments.  The use of entry type section 321 has dramatically increased in usage from February [...]
What is Global E-Commerce? Sometimes referred to as borderless business or cross border commerce among other things, global e-commerce is critically important for any business looking to expand in 2020 and beyond. However, while it is important, navigating the nuances of cross border e-commerce can be complicated given that there are a lot of moving [...]
What is the Section 321 Data Pilot? Section 321 Data Pilot refers to a voluntary study by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The pilot study began on August 22, 2019 and is expected to run for a year. During the test period participants will electronically transmit cargo information about their e-commerce shipments to [...]
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 [...]
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.  [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]