On August 13, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) they will conduct a test of new functionalities for the electronic filing of Section 321 low valued shipments in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
The Section 321 de minimis administrative exemption allows importers to import shipments valued not more than $800 one time per day per person free of duty and tax. The test will be open to all owners, purchasers, consignees, and designated customs brokers and will allow participants to file an informal Entry Type 86 in ACE. CBP also encourages participants to submit comments during the test via email to OTENTRYSUMMARY@cbp.dhs.gov with the email subject line, “Comment on the ACE Entry Type 86 Test.”
According to the FRN, the test will begin “no earlier than September 28, 2019,” and comments will be accepted throughout the duration of the test.
The FRN may be found here: