Customs Request For Information

Before forms:

  1. US customs requesting more info (page 1 and 2) ( CBP form 28)
  2. US customs assessing fines to importer $47. 64 duty/tax. (page 3) ( CBP form 6084)
  • importer giving minimal info about shipment and hoping to void $47. 64 duty/tax.
  • by doing so, shipment was delay 3 weeks and importer paid over $700 storage fee, until importer answered all the question.
  • US customs officer contact directly to importer and get all the question/answered
  • (importer got very lucky, that officer was very nice about the hole thing)
  • (3 weeks before, we contact the importer by email/phone, but importer refuses to give clear answer)

(Questions US customs officer asked)

  1. Sofa and chair : what material : mixed wood
  2. Genesha statue : what is material : fiber
  3. Swing : whatis this ? and material : sankheda wood
  4. Chowkies : what is this and material : wooden and is a type of stools/chairs
  5. Doli : what is this and material : mixed wood and used when bride leaves her parental home.
  6. Clothes : what type, knit or woven and material : knitted
  7. Havan kund : waht is this and material : wooden and used for pray
  8. Backdrop panel : material : metal
  9. Umbrella stand : material : metal

(Questions US customs officer asked and confirm) items of 1,4,5 and 7 are made up of mango wood. Item no 6 is mixed type of clothing i. E. Polly cotton. ( confirmed 50% cotton and 50% polyester for the scarves)

Note: Final ruling by U.S. customs/agencies for ISF filing (part 1-2) is 6 years and for customs entry filing (part 2-2) is 5 years.

  1. Customs broker = broker between U.S. Customs and importer only: to transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you and your-vendors, to U.S. Customs
  2. Customs broker = is not a broker between you and your-vendors (factory / supplier / forwarder / warehouse / shipping-company / CET-exam site, us agencies and etc. )
  3. Please pay all your-vendors directly ( ASAP ), to avoid our $50. If amending/up-dating your entry filing. If entry must be refile (click here $)
  4. Importer is responsible for all fees/us laws/liability/exam/permit(s)retroactive(backdate) document (BL, arrival notice and etc. ) case file: federal court U.S. attorney's.
  5. Your responsibility = your shipment / money / profit / sells / documents / permit, your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder and etc. ), your arrangement/negotiation and etc.
  6. Exam notice by freight forwarder: LCL arrival notice, full container arrival notice. AD/CVD , fumigation, emergency action notifications can be $1,000's.
  7. Fumigating your shipment can be $7,205, vacuum cleaning can be $1,900 and A-TCET exam / intensive exam/stop sign / CET exam can be $1,843. 60 / $2,059. 90.
  8. If exam ( VACIS , NII, x-ray (reefer), IBET, MET, CET and etc,), your freight forwarder will be notifying with arrival notice and Invoice (pay your freight forwarder) (99% time).
  9. If exam ( CET exam , A-TCET exam, intensive exam/stop sign, IPR, tailgate, emergency action notifications and etc.), importer must pay directly to exam site. (100%)
  10. If importer / ID=( SSN number or tax-ID/EIN/IRS Number or CAN Number) or any info is off-by-one-digit/letter, U.S. Customs will confiscate/seize your shipment and penalize/fines you.
  11. And U.S. Customs/agencies can release with detention(hold)/hold/confiscate/penalize/fines/recall/examine/ ISF penalty/Re-ISF filing/issue destroy/re-export and etc.
  12. Bill of lading / BL (aka: Bill of Sale ) / original / OBL= arrival notice / manufacturers contract agreement / shipping terms = (title to shipment, provisions and etc.)
  13. You /importer/ consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (be aware of scam hijack emails and other scams).
  14. Before paying us, consignee must verify payment method and amount of payment, and such as our bank account number, western-union account number, check payable to and etc.
  15. Only valid communication is, if you/importer/consignee/your-vendors is communicating by phone number and email lists from our

US Customs Request For Information Samples

Request for Informations (1-3): UASCINLUH005096 (IB08052013)
Request for Informations (2-3): UASCINLUH005096 (IB08052013)
Request for Informations (3-3): UASCINLUH005096 (IB08052013)