ACE Air eManifest & ACAS

Grow your Business with Section 321 duty-free U.S. Imports

The ACE Air Customs Compliance Solution is available to the following entities

ACE Air eManifest & ACAS

ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) is the name of the CBP (Customs & Border Protection) platform to process Air eManifest submissions from air carriers, freight forwarders, warehouses, and customs brokers.

The ACAS (Air Cargo Advance Screening) program has been mandatory since June 12, 2018. The ACAS program is a joint public/private partnership with CBP and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The ACAS program requires the airline or other 3rd party to submit manifest information before the loading of the cargo at the foreign destination. ACAS allows CBP and the TSA to receive advance security filing cargo data as a means to target cargo shipments inbound to the United States that may be high risk and require additional physical screening under the appropriate regulatory framework and protocols.

Section 321 Air Shipments

International goods valued $800 or less can enter the US duty-free. Some international businesses prefer to clear section 321 shipments by utilizing the below process:

What are the Benefits of the ACAS Program?

Increased security by leveraging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat data to employ a risk-based approach to improve air cargo security through targeted screening
Efficiencies by automating identification of high-risk cargo for screening before it is loaded on US bound aircraft
Reduced paper processes related to cargo screening requirements, thereby increasing carrier convenience
Avoiding reduced cut-off times that may result from carriers requesting earlier data submission from freight forwarders that are not ACAS filers
Facilitating freight forwarder business operations by increasing consolidation lead-times through improved visibility into which shipments require enhanced screening
Increasing security by leveraging DHS threat data and other data to employ a risk-based approach through targeted screening

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6 Reasons to Clear your Section 321 eCommerce Shipments using AMS Air & Type 86

Recent Changes in e-Commerce Customs Compliance Process

The rise of e-commerce shipments is also shifting the focus how Customs handles the processing of large volumes of small boxes.

● Mandatory security requirement
●Air Cargo may also be released on the manifest

● Electronic release within 30min
● PGA shipments
● More efficient and less complicated release than a formal entry
● Release at CFS and Save MPF (merchandise Processing Fee)

● The grouping of shipments of smaller size and weight at the origin and sent on a direct flight to the destination country
● Implemented in the US for large volume e-commerce shipments
● Packages are labeled with domestic shipping labels at origin and last-mile carrier will deliver once cargo reaches the destination country

● Air Waybill Number – The eleven-digit numbers issued by the airline
● Shipper Name and Address – Individual name or name of business and street address with city/province, country and postal code
● Consignee Name and Address – Individual name or name of business and street address with city/state, country and zip code
● Cargo Description – Clear and concise cargo description
● Total Quantity – Smallest external packing unit i.e. how many boxes on the pallet
● Total Weight – Total weight of the cargo (pounds or kilograms)

Customs City ACE Air Services:

ACE Air Process

CBP Requirements

ACE Air Shipment Types

ACE Air eManifest & ACAS Monthly 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. AMS Air counts as a transaction. Download ACE Air LOI below and email completed form to [email protected]

  • Select your plan

  • Number of included transactions

    Number of included transactions

  • Average price per transactionAverage price per transaction
  • Counts as transactionsCounts as transactions
  • CBP Responses included at no chargeCBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding AssistanceOn-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email AlertsMonitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no chargeChanges & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Free Plan

  • $0

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    10
  • Average price per transaction0 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Grow

  • $49

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    200
  • Average price per transaction25 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Express

  • $99

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    650
  • Average price per transaction15 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Scale

  • $299

    per month

  • Number of included transactions

    3000
  • Average price per transaction10 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
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  • Select your plan

  • Number of included transactionsNumber of included transactions
  • Average price per transactionAverage price per transaction
  • Counts as transactionsCounts as transactions
  • CBP Responses included at no chargeCBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding AssistanceOn-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email AlertsMonitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no chargeChanges & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Consolidator

  • $499

    per month

  • Number of included transactions10,000
  • Average price per transaction5 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Business

  • $999

    per month

  • Number of included transactions25,000
  • Average price per transaction4 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • Enterprise

  • $1499

    per month

  • Number of included transactions50,000
  • Average price per transaction3 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
  • eCommerce

  • $1999

    per month

  • Number of included transactions100,000
  • Average price per transaction2 cents
  • Counts as transactionsACE Air, FSN, Type 86
  • CBP Responses included at no charge
  • 24/7 Support
  • On-Boarding Assistance
  • Monitoring Dashboard & Email Alerts
  • Changes & Cancellations included at no charge
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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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