New customs regulations for shipping to the US
January 1, 2005 – The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is introducing new regulations that apply to all shipments to and through US territory. CBP’s ‘Advanced Cargo Information’ (ACI) regulations affects all FedEx express and freight shipments to the
Vague, general, inaccurate or incomplete descriptions should be avoided, as should blank descriptions such as ‘general merchandise’, ‘samples’ and ‘parts’. To give an example, while a description of ‘electronics’ is not detailed enough, descriptions of ‘CD players’ or ‘computer monitors’ are acceptable.
Poor descriptions may result in shipments being held in customs or caged in the
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