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Announced in the July 24 edition of the Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin conducting a voluntary pilot that seeks to collect advance data for shipments that are potentially eligible for release under Section 321. This test is in direct response to the challenges CBP faces in targeting Section 321 shipments while maintaining clearance speeds. With Section 321 shipments continuing to rise, CBP is initiating this voluntary Section 321 Data Pilot to “test the feasibility of obtaining advance information from regulated and non-regulated entities, such as online marketplaces, as well as requiring additional advance data elements.” The pilot is scheduled to begin on August 22 and will operate in all ports of entry utilized by participants of Section 321 shipments. CBP would like participation from stakeholders in the e-commerce environment, including carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, as well as online marketplaces. If you would like to participate or would like additional information regarding the pilot, make sure to read the FRN here.