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CBP Finalizing Rule to Require Filing of Section 321 Truck Shipments via ACE as early as Jan. 1, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is finalizing a rule to require advance electronic manifest submissions for low-value Section 321 truck shipments from Canada and Mexico via the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system, likely by January 1, 2019.

Previously, shipments that qualified for Section 321 (de minimis) were exempt from e-manifest requirements, and carriers were allowed to present paper/manual manifests upon arrival at the border.  

Upon the implementation date, cross-border carriers or the importer/broker on their behalf will be required to transmit e-Manifest data including but not limited to:

  • Driver/crew information
  • Conveyance/equipment data
  • Shipper name/address
  • Consignee name/address
  • Estimated date/port of arrival
  • Commodity description and quantity

The new e-manifest requirement, advocated by CBP and the trade community, will allow CBP to apply advanced targeting on low-value shipments, a segment of imports that has grown dramatically since the U.S. increased its de minimis level to $800 USD.

CBP is likely to issue further instruction regarding this policy change in the upcoming weeks.

UPS is prepared to submit advance electronic truck de minimis information to the ACE e-Manifest system and meet CBP’s electronic filing requirements.

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