Oct 21, 2020 | Industry
Whether you’re importing the latest trendy gadgets from China, tapestries from Morocco, or coffee from Peru, every qualified importer has the right to self-file their own customs entries. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of customs compliance for self-filing importers and give you a primer on how the ACELYNK Navigator platform, powered by Magaya, can give you a competitive edge in your business.
In accordance with Section 484 of the United States Code, the Importer of Record is defined as the owner or purchaser of the goods or a licensed customs broker. If you are importing goods into the United States for distribution or sale, you can be an Importer of Record, or you can choose a licensed customs broker as your proxy. Foreign importers of record must have a U.S. office with on-site personnel who will file the entries and maintain the records.
Powered by Magaya, the ACELYNK Navigator platform is a U.S Customs-Certified Portal for ACE filings. The platform offers seamless transitions from ISF to Entry Summary, In-Bond, or e214.
Built to streamline, automate, and speed up the filings process, the Navigator platform offers a single-screen data entry portal to CBP, with responses, updates, and alerts in real-time. Plus, you can even build and manage your own parts databases, uniformly applying the tariff classification, value, country of origin, special program indicator, and any applicable PGAs to your transactional forms, making the process leaner and faster.
A built-in Document Imaging System (DIS) lets you attach all required paperwork or reference materials digitally, helping you stay organized and compliant.
You can bulk print or email multiple entries and their associated documents using our Document Distribution Module, yet another time-saving feature. And, with our Entry Audit Module, you can create a set of standards with which quality and compliance of entry data can be measured and recorded for user performance reviews or CBP audit reviews.
The solution is built to adapt to your unique needs and workflows, with customizable dashboards that give you a full picture of your filings and responses in a single snapshot. You can also schedule daily, weekly, or monthly reports to stay on top of your statuses and spot any exceptions quickly. You can even set up email notification alerts, so you never miss a beat, even when you’re busy with other tasks.
The ACELYNK Navigator platform is a cloud-based solution, so there is no software to download or hardware to manage. All you need is an internet connection. Plus, the platform is approved for CBP’s alternative storage methods, clearing you for digital record keeping - saving you precious storage space.
In addition to world-class software, as a customer, you also gain access to our expert support team. We know that navigating the world of customs compliance as a self-filing importer can bring up lots of questions, so we have assembled a team of experts to guide you at every step of the process. We offer all the services available to ABI participants and pride ourselves on being strong partners to our customers.