News: eManifest: Requirement for Section 321 Shipments

November 12th, 2018

On November 5th CBP announced a new requirement effective January 1, 2019 mandating carriers to file an eManifest for commercial truck shipments containing Section 321 merchandise. Section 321 shipments were previously exempt from the electronic manifest filing requirement.

Dates to be aware of:

  • November 26, 2018 – CBP will begin a phased approach for non-compliance with conveyances being referred to secondary for processing.
  • January 1, 2019 – all commercial truck shipments containing Section 321 merchandise will be required to file an advance electronic manifest. Carriers which make no attempt to comply with the electronic manifest requirement will be issued a monetary penalty ($5000 for the first offence and $10,000 for subsequent offences).

Can your system accommodate the additional workload of transmitting low value shipments?

SmartBorder is already handling eManifests with thousands of shipments. We have established methods for getting your shipment data into eManifest quickly and accurately.

Contact our sales team to learn more.