SmartBorder™ Air AMS

With the SmartBorder™ Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) application you are able to rapidly transmit air cargo manifest information in advance to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through their new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system.

Time is money. SmartBorder™ Air AMS saves you both.

All your files on file.

Air AMS sends supplemental house bill data that links to the master bill. Accuracy assured. Whatever the volume.

The SmartBorder service difference.

Air AMS is cloud-based for ultimate convenience. SmartBorder™ guides you through the process. Onboarding is smooth and personal, not just a template.

Ongoing updates.

Updates and alerts automatically come to you in real time. From arrival to clearance and transfer, you'll always know the status of your shipments.

Upload thousands of house bills in seconds.

With Air AMS, you can upload large volumes of house bills almost instantly. We handle it from there so you get your shipments released even before they arrive at the U.S. port. SmartBorder™ automates every step, expediting your goods to warehouses to air carriers and freight forwarders, and ultimately to their final U.S. destination.

What is Air AMS?

Air AMS is the automated platform created by CBP to ease the entry of goods imported into the United States via airports. Formerly called AMS Air, the new system is now ACE Air (Automated Commercial Environment) or ACE Air eManifest (AMS). A fully electronic cargo manifest release and notification system, it is used by air carriers, freight forwarders, importers, and warehouse operators to rapidly exchange waybill and airline routing data with CBP, thus speeding clearance.

What is Section 321 and Entry Type 86?

Section 321 and Entry Type 86 are designed by CBP for faster clearance of e-commerce parcels. Section 321 applies to goods valued under (US) $800. Entry Type 86 (a function of Section 321) is a simplified electronic filing that enables CBP to identify compliant shipments and speed their release. With Entry Type 86, customs officers no longer have to be on site at consignment facilities, so goods are cleared faster at lower cost.

A Complete Service.

  • 321 Clearances (86)
  • Split-Shipment Tracking
  • HAWB Consolidated Reporting
  • MAWB Reporting
  • Permit to Proceed
  • FSI Messages
  • Status Notifications
  • High Throughput (20k+ per)
  • Automated Reporting
  • Canned and Ad Hoc
  • Notification by Email/SMS
  • Live Workflow Grids
  • Multi-Company Access
  • Full EDI Automation
  • Excel Import

Standalone. Or an integrated suite.

Our applications work well on their own or integrated. Whether you want to license a single module or implement our entire compliance software suite, SmartBorder offers a cost-effective plan to suit your needs. Expert-led training is always included.

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Fully online. Accessible from anywhere.

All SmartBorder applications are SaaS-based and PC-based. You need only an internet connection. SaaS software saves your company time and money, requiring no added IT resources or dedicated hardware.

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Pay-per-use. No long-term contracts.

You only pay for what you use. A small, one-time licensing fee establishes a pay-per-use plan with no locked-in contractual obligations. There are zero user licensing fees no matter how many users and locations.