What is "R.I.F."
Remote Location Filing?
Remote Filing is the ability to clear imports
nationwide from one location.
As your Import Broker, C. Martin Taylor
& Co is authorized and equipped to Remote
File "clear your import shipment"
via any port in the United States all from
our location in Jacksonville, FL.
What is ISF Filing?
The Importer Security Filing,
or "ISF", formally 10+2, is a
new security filing requirement imposed
on all U.S. importers for goods arriving
at U.S. Seaports.
Each ocean shipment is required to have
an ISF filed no later than 24 hours prior
to lading at a foreign port. The filing
is to consist of ten data elements, and
must be secured by a bond. *For
more information about ISF Filing and how
we can help please contact one of our import
agents listed at the left side of this page.
What is a Customs
A declaration of information
on imported or exported goods, prepared
by a customs broker on a prescribed form
called entry form or duty entry form, and
submitted to Customs. It states the Customs
classification number, country of origin,
description, quantity, and CIF value of
the goods, and the estimated amount of duty
to be paid.
If upon examination by a customs officer
the entry is verified as a correct or 'perfect
entry,' the goods in question are released
(on payment of duty and other charges, if
any) to the importer, or are allowed to
Main types of entry are: (1) Consumption
entry: for goods to be offered for sale
(consumption) in the importing country,
(2) Formal entry: that is required to be
covered by an entry bond because its aggregate
value exceeds a certain amount, (3) Informal
entry: that is not required to be covered
under an entry bond because its value is
less than a certain amount, (4) In-transit
entry: for the movement of goods from the
port of unloading to the port of destination
under a Customs bond, (5) Mail entry: for
goods entering through post office or courier
service and below a certain value, (6) Personal
baggage entry: for goods brought imported
as personal baggage, (7) Transportation
and exportation entry: for goods passing
through a country enroute to another country,
and (8) Warehouse entry: for the goods stored
in a bonded warehouse. Called also customs
declaration, duty entry, or just entry.
*Please contact one
of our import agents at the left side of
this page for assistance.
What is an I.E.?
I.E. - Immediate Export: Immediate
exportation is an entry that allows foreign
merchandise arriving at one port to be exported
from the same port without the payment of
What is a T&E
T&E Entry – Transportation
and Export: Goods shipped under U.S. Customs
bond from a U.S. Port of Entry to a second
U.S. Customs port for export to a third
What is a TIB Entry?
TIB- Temporary Import Bond: Goods entering
USA temporarily and intended for re-export
to the originating county. Some restrictions
What is a Warehouse
Warehouse Entry- This entry is for goods
entering the USA under bond to temporarily
store goods in a warehouse without paying
duties and/or taxes.
***For more on our
services and what we can offer you please
contact one of our import agents listed
on the left side of this web page.***