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Importing household goods into the United States of America differs from many countries. The process could be a challenge, but Nationwide Van Lines LLC will assure this to be an easy performance. Our highly knowledgeable staff will walk you through every detail of successfully moving your furniture here to the U.S. Below, you will find the knowledge needed to help familiarize yourself and also to help prepare you for your furniture move in regards of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Please remember, we are always happy to assist you with your questions and concerns to keep you in the know.
Once your shipment of household goods has arrived to the United States, all entry documents will be filed by your importer of record. Nationwide Van Lines LLC will appoint a licensed Customs agent as your importer of record to complete your filing of documents and statistical information concerning the entrance of your goods. We will provide you classification of goods that are not permitted to avoid any custom entrance issues or non-acceptance. If you choose to act as your importer of records, please be advised that you have within 15 calendar days to fulfill documentation at the specified location given by the port director. You must provide a valid and clear passport photo and a copy of your visa. Be prepared to fill out the following documents or have the following documents at hand:
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Customs Value Declaration – A document used to calculate duties and taxes that states the value of the entire household shipment.
Entry Manifest (CBP Form 7533) – For more information regarding your entry manifest, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP%20Form%207533.pdf.
Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (CFR – 3299) – For more information regarding your declaration for free entry entry of unaccompanied articles, please visit http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3299.pdf.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Declaration (Form 6059B) – For more information regarding your U.S. customs and border protection declaration, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/sample-declaration-form.
Application and Special permit for Immediate Delivery (CBP Form 3461) – For more information regarding your application and Special permit for Immediate Delivery, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP%20Form%203461.pdf.
Evidence of right to make entry – For more information regarding your evidence of right to make entry, please visit http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5;node=19%3A126.96.36.199.1.
Entry summary for consumption form – For more information regarding your entry summary for consumption form, please visit http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_301.pdf.
Estimated duties – For more information regarding your estimated duties, please visit http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID;=851587dab61e5b661490ac885d384b09&ty;=HTML&h;=L&r;=SUBPART&n;=sp19.2.141.g.
Entry Summary – For more information regarding your entry summary, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP%20Form%207501.pdf.
Entry Summary Documentation – For more information regarding your entry summary documentation, please visit http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID;=851587dab61e5b661490ac885d384b09&h;=L&n;=pt19.2.141&r;=PART&ty;=HTML#sp19.2.141.e.
Once your household goods have arrived here in the United States along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, the existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
All goods are due to duty or duty-free entry once imported into the United States. One aspect of the charges will be based on its classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/). Once deemed dutiable, goods are charge a rate or rates, a percentage of its value. A specific rate may be also applied based on the quantity. Duty rates span from 0 – 20% and a Customs tariff of 3%, the least in the world.
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the English language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
Not every item can pass through Customs in Canada. To avoid any delays and extra charges, please refer to the list of restricted items below.
Some items are permitted and restricted to quantity, but still requires either special authorization and/or duties to be paid. Here is a list below of Restricted Items.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to Germany, please visit:
U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20229
1 (877) 227 – 5511
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.
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