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Basic Importing and Exporting

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Both CBP and the importing/exporting community have a shared responsibility to maximize compliance with laws and regulations. In carrying out this task, CBP encourages importers/exporters to become familiar with applicable laws and regulations and work together with the CBP Office of Trade to protect American consumers from harmful and counterfeit imports by ensuring the goods that enter the U.S. marketplace are genuine, safe, and lawfully sourced.​​​​​​

The information on this page promotes the understanding of this responsibility, as there may be specific requirements related to a particular commodity, such as those set by Partner Government Agencies (PGA).

Tips for New Importers and Exporters

This webpage provides useful information about how to pay CBP duties, taxes, and fees. This page will be updated periodically to reflect changes in policy.

Fees Information

Payment Guidance

Failure to make a payment or provide legal justification of non-payment may result in suspension of immediate release privileges in accordance with 19 CFR 142.26. If payment is not received by CBP on or before the late payment date appearing on the bill, interest charges will be assessed upon the delinquent principal amount of the bill in accordance with 19 CFR 24.3a.

 

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Last Modified: April 11, 2022