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DHS/CBP/PIA-059 E-Commerce “Section 321” Data Pilot


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is conducting a voluntary test to collect certain advance data related to shipments potentially eligible for release under Section 321 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1321 (“Section 321”). Section 321 provides for an administrative exemption from duty and taxes for shipments of merchandise (other than bona-fide gifts and certain personal and household goods) imported by one person on one day having an aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of not more than $800. Pursuant to this test, participants will electronically transmit certain data elements pertaining to these shipments to CBP in advance of arrival. CBP is conducting this test to determine the feasibility of requiring advance data from different types of parties and requiring additional data that is generally not required under current regulations in order to effectively identify and target high-risk shipments in the e-commerce1 environment. CBP published a Notice in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, announcing the pilot.2 CBP is publishing this new Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of information collection requirements for the Section 321 Data Pilot, and to assess the privacy risks of its collection and use of personally identifiable information under this pilot. September 2019

Associated SORNs

  • DHS/CBP-006 Automated Targeting System
  • DHS/CBP-001 Import Information System
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Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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