Duty-Free Import with Section 321
No business enjoys paying the hefty price tag for duties and tariffs, and with Section 321, you don’t have to! Section 321 is a CBP-compliant type of U.S. shipment that can help your business quickly clear customs and save thousands of dollars on import, fulfillment, and labor fees.
ShipMonk Helps You Scale Faster While Eliminating Import Fees
Explore new options for savings with ShipMonk’s powerful 3PL fulfillment services… just miles away from the Mexico/U.S. border!
Save on Import Duty
Dramatically reduce or eliminate import fees through Section 321 CBP-compliant shipments.
We’re strategically located near the Ensenada port for maximum flexibility and profitability.
Leverage Powerful Fulfillment
From fulfilling orders to filling out paperwork, ShipMonk handles it all so you don’t have to!
How 321 Fulfillment Works:
Import Your Goods
After your internationally-sourced inventory arrives at San Diego’s port, it’s shipped to and stored in ShipMonk’s MX warehouse tax-free for up to 18 months.
Sync via the ShipMonk App
We integrate with 75+ eCommerce sales channels for a comprehensive order, inventory, and warehouse management solution.
ShipMonk Picks, Packs, and Ships Your Orders
Once a customer places an order, our warehouse associates expertly pick, pack, and ship it in accordance with your specifications.
Successful Customer Delivery
Thanks to our expansive network of shipping carriers, your package will be routed to the U.S. using premier services and delivery times.
& Tariff Fees*
Leverage ShipMonk’s Powerful Fulfillment Platform
Grow Your Bottom Line with a Click
Ready to take your business to the next level? With ShipMonk’s expert guidance by your side, scaling your operations is as easy as 1, 2, 3 — or should we say 3, 2, 1?
Frequently Asked Questions about 321 Fulfillment
What is Section 321?
We’re glad you asked! Section 321 is a type of shipment used to clear U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Under Section 321, businesses are able to legally bypass tariffs and duties typically associated with international packages.
What are the benefits of Section 321?
A whole lot of savings! With Section 321, you’ll be able to significantly decrease fulfillment and import duty costs. Say adiós to unnecessary spending and hola to more money in your bank account!
Who is eligible for Section 321?
To be eligible for Section 321, your shipment must be valued at less than or equal to $800, and you can only send one shipment to one address per day. Multiple shipments are not allowed and may be subject to fine.
Are there any restrictions under Section 321?
Yes. Although Section 321 is a great option for most businesses, it does not apply to goods that require inspection, goods subject to Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD), and goods that are regulated by Participating Government Agencies (PGAs), like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The tariff is just temporary. What if things change?
You can rest assured that, no matter the challenge, ShipMonk is here for you. If policies change in a way that is no longer advantageous, our merchants can still enjoy savings by splitting their inventory across our U.S. facilities.
This sounds like a loophole. Is it legal?
Section 321 is fully compliant with the regulations set forth by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
How can ShipMonk help merchants claim Section 321?
It’s simple! Just let your Happiness Engineer know that you’d like to store your inventory in our Mexico location. From there, they’ll walk you through the required paperwork and what you can expect from the process.
Is my inventory safe in Mexico?
Yes. Your inventory will be stored in ShipMonk’s secure warehouse in the El Bajio Industrial Park.
Does ShipMonk own and operate the warehouse facility in Mexico?
Yes! Our facility is completely ShipMonk-owned, managed, and operated.
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