DHL Custom clearance

Topics: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Customs Service, United States Department of Homeland Security Pages: 76 (10930 words) Published: November 4, 2013
UNITED STATES CUSTOMS
IMPORT INDUSTRY GUIDE

Updated June 2012

U.S. Customs Import Industry Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTS
DHL Expertise.................................................................... 3

Toxic Substances................................................................ 18 Textiles............................................................................... 19

General Requirements......................................................... 5
Power of Attorney........................................................... 5
Employer Identification Number..................................... 6
Customs Bonds............................................................... 7

Consumer Goods............................................................... 25 Life Sciences....................................................................... 30 Food and Drink.................................................................. 31 Other Government Agency Requirements.......................... 34

Types of Clearance.......................................................... 8
Packaging Requirements................................................. 9

International Trade Agreements

Paperwork Requirements.............................................. 10

Preferential Trade Programs.......................................... 36

Binding Rulings............................................................. 13

Free Trade Agreements.................................................. 39

Incoterms...................................................................... 14

Punitive Duty Rates............................................................ 41

Marking Requirements.................................................. 15

Carnets.............................................................................. 42

Internet Purchases............................................................. 16

Security Certification.......................................................... 43

Intellectual Property Rights................................................ 17

Useful Links....................................................................... 44

Information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. DHL Express assumes no responsibility for any clerical errors or for regulatory information contained herein. Customers should seek their own counsel on matters that may affect their regulatory or financial responsibilities from engaging in international trade.

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U.S. Customs Import Industry Guide

DHL Expertise
BENEFIT FROM DHL’S RECOGNIZED
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE
Whether importing or exporting to any of
hundreds of international markets, DHL has
the experience and services to handle it all.

Licensed Customs broker in U.S. with on-site
Customs clearance at all international gateways
 rogressive training for Customs brokerage
P
agents ensuring DHL is up to date on
regulatory matters and industry trends
E
 xtensive country-by-country knowledge of current
Customs regulations through our in-house experts
L
 ong standing relationship with Customs
authorities to enable fast Customs clearance
Thanks to our ‘Cleared in Air’ process (CIA),
the majority of all dutiable shipments are
cleared prior to arrival in the U.S.
DHL has dedicated operations personnel at the
gateways who examine the paperwork and enter the
data into our systems while the shipments are in the
air. Then the paperwork is transmitted electronically
to the destination gateway before the shipments arrive.

U.S. Customs Import Industry Guide

DHL Expertise
Licensed Customs Brokers
 o import shipments into the United States, a
T
“Licensed Customs Broker” must be appointed to
facilitate the process between Customs and
the consignee
 nlike other companies and most freight forwarders,
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