U.S. CBP expands Section 321 data pilot participation

U.S. CBP announced that it is expanding Section 321 data pilot participation

U.S. CBP announced that it is expanding Section 321 data pilot participation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced in a Federal Register notice [PDF 245 KB] that it is:

  • Modifying the Section 321 data pilot by adding optional data elements that may be submitted by any participant
  • Expanding the Section 321 data pilot to accept applications for additional participants in this test from all parties that meet the eligibility requirements
  • Extending the Section 321 data pilot through August 2025


The Section 321 data pilot is a public-private partnership that mitigates risk and expedites legitimate low value e-commerce shipments. These shipments are entered under de minimis procedures that allow small packages valued at $800 or less to enter the United States tax and duty-free.

The Section 321 data pilot was implemented on August 22, 2019, to test risk segmentation benefits of accepting advance data from e-commerce supply chain partners, including nine voluntary pilot participants from a wide range of e-commerce supply chain providers.

New and existing pilot volunteers must transmit certain required data elements to CBP and will have the flexibility to transmit optional data elements as they are able to test the viability of sharing additional information. There is no limit to the number of volunteers CBP will accept for the expanded pilot, which will end in August 2025 unless further extended.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
Partner and Global Practice Leader
E: dzuvich@kpmg.com

John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
E: jlmcloughlin@kpmg.com

Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
E: asiciliano@kpmg.com

Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
E: sbrotherton@kpmg.com

Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
E: labad@kpmg.com

Irina Vaysfeld
E: ivaysfeld@kpmg.com

Amie Ahanchian
E: aahanchian@kpmg.com

Christopher Young
E: christopheryoung@kpmg.com

Gisele Belotto
E: gbelotto@kpmg.com

George Zaharatos
E: gzaharatos@kpmg.com

Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
E: adoornaert@kpmg.com

Jessica Libby
E: jlibby@kpmg.com


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