A trade fair entry allows for duty-free entry of imported articles intended for exhibitions or for articles that will be used in the construction, installation or maintenance of foreign exhibits at trade fairs. In addition to being duty-free, these importations do not require the payment of any taxes or fees except for the Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF). Title 19 CFR 147.
For a shipment to qualify as a trade fair entry, the trade fair must be designated as such by the Secretary of Commerce.
For more information on trade fair entries, please see the trade fair entry section in the ACE Entry Summary Business Rules and Process Document.