The territory of the U.S. in which the general tariff laws of the U.S. apply. “Customs territory of the United States” includes only the States, the District of Columbia, and… Read More
A 1993 law that expanded statutory record-keeping requirements for importers and their agents. The law fundamentally changed U.S. Customs enforcement methodology from a transaction by transaction approach to a post… Read More
An application and permit for the manipulation, manufacture, exhibition, or destruction of merchandise within an FTZ. A blanket form may be filed annually to meet this requirement.
An application and permit to admit merchandise into an FTZ; permit to transfer merchandise through Customs territory to an FTZ and Customs officer’s return thereon; and Customs report of merchandise… Read More
A firm, representative, or individual who acts on behalf of the Operator and/or the importer of record under an authorized power of attorney.
On March 1, 2003, the border inspection functions of the U.S. Customs Service the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Agriculture and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the U.S…. Read More
A joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
Unless excepted by law, every article of foreign origin (or its container), imported into the United States shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as… Read More
The country of origin of a good is the country in which (1) the good is wholly obtained or produced; (2) the good is produced exclusively from domestic materials; or… Read More
The identifying number assigned by the Operator to identify and track shipments and documentation.