321 Data Pilot and Entry Type 86 Test
CBP has not yet received approval from the Office of Management and Budget to expand the number of pilot participants. We are currently restricted by the Paperwork Reduction Act from adding additional participants. We will issue a notice in the Federal Register when the pilot opens to additional interested and qualified participants, and we encourage you to inquire again at that time.
The 321 Data Pilot test will provide greater visibility into the de minimis universe for both CBP and the PGAs while making sure regulatory requirements are met. Creation of the new informal entry type 86 allows for customs brokers and self-filers to submit entries electronically involving a limited data set which is exempt from taxes, duties and fees.
Import Duties and Taxes
If the purchase price is below the $800 de minimis threshold, it should be admitted free of duty and tax.
When ordering online, there is usually a Return Policy in place on the website for the product. Please refer to the information on the company’s website of your product. Unfortunately, CBP does not return taxes/charges.
Import Process and Requirements
You may bring your items in your luggage but must declare them and ensure their aggregate value does not exceed $800.
Please refer to the CBP Basic Import Export page.
Yes, only one Entry Type 86 is needed if all items are on the same house bill, within the same shipment, regardless of multiple items having different HTS numbers.
Partner Government Agency Requirements
Please refer to the CPSC website for specific guidance.
- Consumer Protection and Safety Commission - cpsc.gov