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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 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 [...]
What is the WACM Message? The WACM message is a component of the Release Notification System (RNS) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The WACM message is sent by a warehouse operator to the Canada Border Services Agency when an unreleased consignment headed to the warehouse finally arrives. It is required to be sent [...]
A Port Community System (PCS) refers to an open and neutral platform that connects multiple systems, thus enabling the secure and intelligent exchange of information between the different organizations that make up an airport or seaport community. It is a shared platform that is organized and used by public and private stakeholders that may include [...]
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 [...]
Single Window Requirements The Single Window is an intelligent platform that makes it possible for importers, exporters and government agencies to exchange information easily and efficiently. The single window requirements can typically be classified into three stages; Pre-arrival, Arrival, and Post Arrival. Pre-Arrival Checklist Some of the documentation required and services provided include Cargo Manifests [...]
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 [...]