Customs Clearance Procedure of Items Shipped to the University from Overseas Suppliers. www.wnepstein.com. Prerequisite: Start at the beginning. Establish the terms of sale. Eliminate “surprises” and unexpected costs. Refer to Incoterms. Prerequisite: Start at the beginning.
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Customs Clearance Procedure of Items Shipped to the University from Overseas Suppliers
Establish the terms of sale.
Eliminate “surprises” and unexpected costs.
Refer to Incoterms.
Select a Freight Forwarder.
Establish mode of shipment.
Issue precise instructions.
All shipments must be entered and cleared.
Power of attorney.
Bill of lading, invoice, packing list, other.
Correct HTS classification and duty payment is responsibility of importer.
Must use “reasonable care.”
Customs enforces laws for many other governmental agencies (OGA). FDA, USDA, F&W, ATF, DEA, etc., etc.
Entry detail is sent from Epstein office to Customs data center, in electronic format.
Details include importer ID, shipper ID, country or origin, value, HTS classification, OGA data.
Most shipments are released electronically.
Physical examination of the cargo MAY be performed at the port of cargo location.
Furniture, Computers, Software, Books, Printed Matter, Promotional items, lab chemicals, test animals, rocks, dirt, test equipment, theater and production, art exhibits, gifts from benefactors.
Establish terms of sale, or if goods on loan, determine which party pays for what.
Select a freight forwarder, or follow instructions of the consignee.
Is a CARNET applicable?
Meet requirements for Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED).
Observe TSA regulations for air cargo.