Importing Entry Process

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What is HTS and HTSUS?

What is HTS and HTSUS?

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes identify all internationally traded goods and are the same for all countries that use the HTS, while HTSUS codes are specific to the United States. Harmonized...

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Customs Bond Activity Code Guide

Customs Bond Activity Code Guide

There’s an array of activity codes associated with US Customs bonds. The most common bonds are activity code one importer bonds; however, the other types of Customs bonds play a crucial role in...

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What is an Import Penalty?

What is an Import Penalty?

Inaccurate classification of goods, valuation of goods, country of origin, or goods not invoiced or declared can lead to CBP applying an import penalty on an importer. Import penalties are fines and...

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Types of Customs Import Duties

Types of Customs Import Duties

When importing into the United States, shippers should have an understanding of the different types of duties they will be required to pay upon entry. Customs Duties are an indirect tax imposed on...

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