The US Stop Act, in effect as of March 15, 2021, was developed to reduce the number of illegal drugs coming into the USA. This may, however, affect your E-Commerce Parcel business causing delays and disruptions in the USPS.


The new Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) went into full effect on March 15th, 2021. These new regulations were designed to reduce illegal drug traffic into the USA. Experts predict significant delays in processing and many returned parcels once the act is in full effect. IBC can help your E-Commerce businesses and minimize the impact of the new regulations by bringing your parcels via Express channels rather than through traditional postal services.

The new STOP Act will require overseas mailers using the USPS system to provide advance electronic data (AED) before parcels enter the United States. If you are not ready for the new regulations put in place by the STOP Act, IBC’s Express service can help! This data requirement has been in place for packages arriving the US via carriers and private logistics providers like IBC. IBC has been transmitting advanced data via Automated Manifest System (AMS), now ACE, since 2004.

For many E-Commerce businesses transporting goods to the US, submitting the proper paperwork and clearing US Customs can be tedious and time consuming. That is why it is important to work with a global logistics provider. IBC’s own in-house brokers, IBC Customs Brokerage, understands the process and can help you avoid customs delays or delivery hang-ups. The Customs experts at IBC provide turn-key solutions for ACE manifesting and CBP clearance.

IBC is the largest independent operator of ECCF and Express HUB facilities in the US. Offering nationwide coverage with facilities strategically located at major US ports. IBC can assist in imports from anywhere in the world and minimize US distribution costs. IBC’s Customs Clearance offerings include ECCF, HUB, CFS and Entry Type 86. The Licensed Customs Brokers and import staff, located on site at IBC, offer many years of experience in International Express Clearances. Many of IBC’s facilities have US CBP officers on site to perform CBP exams when necessary.

If you import goods into the US, consider working with a customs broker that offers express services and experience in transmitting advanced data to help avoid service delays associated with the STOP Act. To learn more about our services, contact us today. Our Customs experts can also assist in Portuguese or Spanish.

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