ABI

U.S. Customs 'Automated Broker Interface' by which brokers le importers' entries electronically.



Related Terms

COCKET

The official shipping seal; customs clearance form

TRANSIRE

The ship's customs warrant for clearing goods

ENTRY

A customs form used for the clearance of ships or merchandise.

CREW LIST

The list prepared by the master of a ship showing the full names, nationality, passport or discharge book number, rank and age of every officer and crew member engaged on board that ship and is one of the essential ship's documents presented to the customs and immigration authorities on arrival at a new port.

CUSTOMS

A duty or tax on imported goods. The U.S. Customs Department also works to prevent the importation of illegal drugs and contraband.

FTZ

Known in some countries as a free zone, a foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a site within the USA (in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry) where foreign and domestic goods are held until they ready to be released into international commerce. If the final product is imported into the U.S., duties and taxes are not due until the goods are release into the U.S. market. Merchandise may enter a FTZ without a formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes. In the zone, goods may

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Known in some countries as a free zone, a foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a site within the USA (in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry) where foreign and domestic goods are held until they ready to be released into international commerce. If the final product is imported into the U.S., duties and taxes are not due until the goods are release into the U.S. market. Merchandise may enter a FTZ without a formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes. In the zone, goods may

CONTIGUOUS ZONE

The band of water outside or beyond the territorial sea in which a coastal nation may exercise customs control and enforce public health and other regulations.

BONDS

Items attracting customs and excise taxation that must be imported through a bond port (first port of call) and may be stored in a bonded warehouse.

CLEAR

To perform customs and immigration legalities prior to leaving port.

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