Entry Types

ENTRY TYPES ARE IMPORTANT:  Please understand that before your goods are prepared for shipment to the USA that you need to know what type of entry best suits your needs and request that that entry type be used at the time of the cargo’s arrival into the U.S.A.  Following is a list of entry types available to the public and later on in this document we will endeavor to explain these entry types and other services that you might require.

Formal Consumption Entry:  Where the importer enters the goods into the USA & pays duty money’s to CBP.

Informal Consumption Entry: Normally for shipments valued under $2000 where the importer enters the goods into the USA and pays duty money’s to CBP.  Certain commodities have other value limitations (textiles, plastic goods, furniture, etc) that precluded from Informal Consumption entry status.

Sec 321:  A Section 321 is an entry declared by the carrier for the importer covers goods valued under US$200.01.  The goods are passed without entry and with duties required.  CBP can demand a formal entry at any time

Immediate Transportation Entry (I.T.): Goods move on a U.S. Customs bonded carrier to another U.S. port for entry.

Transportation & Exportation Entry (T & E): Goods transit through the U.S.A. on a U.S. Customs bonded carrier for furtherance to a foreign country.

Temporary Importation Bond Class of Entry:  A T.I.B. is actually a type of entry where the goods are imported temporarily into the U.S.A. duty free for a period of time where they are later exported under U.S. Customs supervision.  Restrictions apply and failure to export under CBP supervision will lead to importer penalties.

Warehouse Entry:  Where the importer moves the goods under bond into a bonded warehouse for subsequent withdrawal and export or withdrawal and consumption into the USA.

Antidumping / Countervailing Entry:  This is a type of formal consumption entry where the goods are entered and duty paid into the U.S.A., however the goods imported consisted of products subject to additional antidumping and/or countervailing duties.

Visa / Quota Entry:  For decades the U.S.A. and our textile manufactures were involved in a trade war with the global economy.  Several years ago the U.S.A. terminated much of its trade war with our global partners.  Suffice it to say that a

Visa / Quota Entry type is one where the goods are made of textiles and are subject to the requirement of an export Visa from the country of manufacturer.  Additionally there may be quantitative quota restrictions on the goods, and if this is the case than there must still be volume remaining in the quota limit.  If the importer cannot obtain an original Visa and/or the Quota limit has been filled the goods would be inadmissible.  Within this catagory certain goods may be subject to tariff rate quota limitations, that is where a certain volume of goods is admitted at a lower rate of duty and after filling of the quota volume a higher rate of duty applies.  Visa / Quota entries may require “live” entry filing (that is filing of the entry and submission of duty money’s while the freight sits at the port of entry).

While there are additional entry types, these listed above are for the majority the most commonly used entry types.