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BAY BROKERAGE OFFERS COMPLETE AIRFREIGHT SERVICES TO E-COMMERCE SHIPPERS WORLDWIDE

COMPLETE AIRFREIGHT SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO EXPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THAT SHIP SMALL PARCELS INTO THE US UNDER SECTION 321.

BAY BROKERAGE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST WORLDWIDE PROVIDERS OF EDI SOLUTIONS FOR SHIPPERS AND IMPORTERS OF PRODUCTS THAT QUALIFY UNDER THE SECTION 321 PROGRAMS WITH US CUSTOMS.

BAY BROKERAGE WAS THE FIRST IN OFFERING THE SERVICE FOR SHIPPERS FROM CANADA SEVERAL YEARS AGO UNDER THE ACE (AUTOMATED COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT) SECTION 321 PROGRAM FOR SMALL PARCEL IMPORTS. DUE TO ITS POPULARITY, LAST YEAR THIS WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SHIPMENTS SUBJECT TO AMS (AUTOMATED MANIFEST SYSTEM) SECTION 321 REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPPERS IN EUROPE AND ASIA. THE SECTION 321 PROVISIONS ARE A COST EFFECTIVE, COMPLIANT AND TIME EFFICIENT METHOD OF CLEARING THROUGH US CUSTOMS FOR ON-LINE AUCTION PROVIDERS AND OTHER E-COMMERCE INDUSTRIES.

SECTION 321(a)(2)(C) OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 AS AMENDED (19 U.S.C. 321(a)(2)(C)), PROVIDES FOR THE DUTY FREE ENTRY OF ARTICLES VALUED AT $200.00 OR LESS THAT ARE IMPORTED BY ONE PERSON ON ONE DAY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROVISION IS TO MINIMIZE EXPENSE AND INCONVENIENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT DISPROPORTIONATE TO THE REVENUE THAT IS COLLECTED. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE ENTRY OF TEXTILE ARTICLES, QUOTA ITEMS AND CERTAIN PRODUCTS REGULATED BY THE FDA.

WITH COMBINING GLOBAL AIRFREIGHT SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS PROVEN SECTION 321 SYSTEMS, COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD CAN NOW BENEFIT THROUGH REDUCED DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY COSTS WHILE EXPERIENCING EXPEDITED CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AT ALL MAJOR US AIRPORTS AS WELL AS LAND BORDER CROSSINGS.