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Customs Bond

A customs bond, or import bond, is a legal document verifying all required importing fees, duties, and taxes have been paid.

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What is a customs bond?

Required for goods valued at over $2,500 being imported into the United States, this document is a legal agreement that outlines and verifies that all required importing fees, duties, and taxes have been paid.

This is also called an import bond.


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