Customs Bonds


​ACTIVITY 1 - IMPORTER OR BROKER

Activity 1 is used by an importer of merchandise to guarantee to the government that duty is paid in the proper amount, and that the goods imported are in compliance with the laws of the United States.


​ACTIVITY 2 - CUSTODIAN OF BONDED MERCHANDISE

Activity 2 is used to cover operations which carry or hold merchandise not yet entered into the commerce of the United States, also known as "Bonded Merchandise." Operations such as bonded warehouses, carriers, container stations are covered under this activity. Also, importers carrying their own bonded merchandise would be required to obtain this coverage.


​ACTIVITY 3 - INTERNATIONAL CARRIER

Activity 3 is for operations of ships, airlines, and other conveyors of international merchandise. The bond ensures that operators properly manifest the goods they are carrying, pay for overtime services, and comply with other Customs regulations related to the clearance of the vessel.


​ACTIVITY 3A - INSTRUMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC

Activity 3a is used to cover the movements and clearances of containers which move internationally. Without this provision each container moved into the United States would have to be entered and duty paid upon entry.



​​We are currently using two of the three surety brokers handling Customs Bonds.  This allows Perry Insurance Services, Inc. to access Customs for your bonding requirements.

Please contact Michele Perry for assistance with Customs Bonds.  Call her at 510-568-0458 or send an email to michele@perryinsinc.com


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