The new A & A experience - if you're looking for something you can't find, let us know here

Business Without Borders ®

How do I avoid delays and penalties when importing into the United States?

In order to avoid delays and penalties you must:

  • Ensure documentation is complete, legible and detailed.
  • Ensure goods are properly market with Country of Origin.
  • Ensure goods meet OGA requirements – FDA, USDA etc.
  • Work closely with your experts – customs broker, shipping company, attorney and U.S. Customs.
  • Ensure your customs broker is notified of your shipments.
  • Consider joining C-TPAT.
  • Understand your obligations as an importer of record.
  • Ensure you maintain records as required by customs.
  • Prior disclosure.
in Importing into the USA

Related Articles

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.