Save up to 20% in Duty
and Tariff Costs.

Section 321 is an exemption in the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement that allows small shipments to enter the U.S. duty-free. Let our experts help you discover the advantages of fulfilling U.S. consumer orders from our facilities in Canada.

What is Section321?

Spending on e-commerce has soared. Smart retailers are now looking for ways to take additional costs out of the value chain without sacrificing customer experience. One strategy where our clients are seeing strong results is cross-border shipping using the little-known Section 321 exemption.

For direct-to-consumer (DTC) retailers, this offers an opportunity to take advantage of a clause that waives or refunds duties on items that enter Canada bound for U.S. recipients. For many of our clients, the savings are as high as 15 to 20%.

Save up to 20% on duties and tariffs

Deliver a seamless customer experience

Fulfill orders directly to U.S. consumers from Canada

Immediate bottom line impact

Avoid U.S. tariffs on orders under $US 800 in value

Is Section 321
Right For You?

You source finished goods outside of North America

Orders are bound for U.S. consumers

Individual orders are valued at less than $US 800

Orders weigh less than 50lbs (22Kg)

Import Goods to Canada.

Ship goods made outside of North America
directly to SCI’s secure facilities.

Goods are cleared through
customs to our warehouse

In-house duty and tariff experts
handle the paperwork

Inbound goods are inspected
and added to inventory

Duty and drawdown management
helps you recover funds fast

Your Section 321 Partner.

The key to getting maximum value out of Section 321 is designing and managing the backend logistics from origin to consumer. Our team works with apparel, sporting goods, housewares, consumer wellness, and other large-volume DTC brands to develop fast, efficient processes for Section 321 logistics.

From strategic planning to project management, trust our experts to support you from start to finish to reduce import duty and tariff costs and comply with trade regulations.

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