Bay International Trade Solutions
Bay International Trade Solutions specializes in all phases of ACE, ABI and AMS. Shipment information can be received in all EDI formats and direct portal access is available for small volume importers. The status of shipments can be conveniently viewed either through electronic systems notifications or by logging into BayTrac.
- Customized programming for specific client needs
- Proprietary software
- Parts file database applications
- Fully automated AMS Air services including AMS Air Section 321
- AMS Ocean
- AMS Certified Nominal Agent Services
- ACE e-Manifest
- ACE e-Manifest Section 321
- ACE all entry services
- 25 years systems integration experience including SAP applications
- Electronic Importer/Carrier Notifications
- OGA (Other Governmental Agency) compliance solutions including FDA,FCC and DOT
- Database applications for FDA exporters and importers
The Automated Manifest System (AMS) is a modular cargo inventory control and release notification system for sea, air, and rail carriers. AMS speeds the flow of cargo and entry processing and provides participants with electronic authorization to move cargo prior to arrival. AMS facilitates the intermodal movement and delivery of cargo by rail and trucks through the in-bond system, reduces reliance on paper documents and speeds the processing of manifest and waybill data. As a result, cargo remains on the dock for less time, participants realize faster tracking, and U.S. Customs provides better service to the importing community.
AMS Ocean is available to carriers (MVOCC, NVOCC), secondary notify parties, port authorities and service centers. Port authorities and service centers can file and receive both manifest and cargo data for multiple carriers calling on multiple ports. Using a unique bill of lading number, manifest data can be transmitted electronically for all cargo shipping to the U.S. prior to vessel arrival. This gives U.S. Customs an opportunity to review the submitted documentation and determine, in advance, whether the merchandise merits examination or whether to release it immediately upon arrival. The carrier, upon receiving a provisional release from Customs, is able to make decisions on staging cargo and the importer can arrange for examination, release, and further distribution of the merchandise.
Per Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulation 122.48a, (Electronic information for air cargo required in advance of arrival), CBP must electronically receive from the inbound air carrier and, if applicable, an approved party, information concerning the incoming cargo. For non-consolidated shipments, the incoming air carrier must transmit to CBP all of the information for the air waybill record. For consolidated shipments: the incoming air carrier must transmit to CBP the information that is applicable to the master air waybill; and the air carrier must transmit cargo information for all associated house air waybills or split shipments, unless another party electronically transmits this information directly to CBP. When the incoming air carrier elects to transport cargo covered under a single consolidated air waybill on more than one aircraft as a split shipment, the carrier must report additional information for each house air waybill covered under the consolidation pertaining to the routing of the flight each house shipment, and must also provide detailed house shipment information unless this information is provided to CBP by an approved party. CBP must receive such information no later than the time frame prescribed by 19 CFR 122.48a, paragraph b) Time frame for presenting data. (1) Nearby foreign areas. In the case of aircraft under paragraph (a) of this section that depart for the United States from any foreign port or place in North America, including locations in Mexico, Central America, South America (from north of the Equator only), the Caribbean, and Bermuda, CBP must receive the required cargo information no later than the time of the departure of the aircraft for the United States (the trigger time is no later than the time that wheels are up on the aircraft, and the aircraft is en route directly to the United States). All of this can be accomplished before the merchandise actually arrives.
AMS Rail allows rail carriers to electronically transmit bill information to U.S. Customs. When all bills on a train are assigned, the rail carrier transmits a “consist” of the bills and containers in standing car order. This allows Customs an opportunity to review the submitted documentation and determine, in advance, whether the merchandise merits examination or release. The carrier, upon receiving a release from Customs, is able to make decisions on staging cargo, and the importer can arrange for examination, release, and further distribution of the merchandise.
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the commercial trade processing system being developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to facilitate trade while strengthening border security. The ACE Secure Data Portal, essentially a customized Web page, connects CBP, the trade community and participating government agencies by providing a single, centralized, online access point for communications and information related to cargo shipments.