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Customs Exam Fee

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If your products are pulled for a U.S. Customs exam, you are liable for any applicable fees. These can run from $80 to more than $1,000, depending on the type of inspection performed.

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What is a Customs exam fee? 

A customs exam fee is the fee incurred by the importer if a shipment is pulled for a customs exam. Depending on the type of inspection performed, the fee can run from $80 to more than $1,000.

The importer accepts liability for any customs fees incurred on shipments brought into the U.S.

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