An Entry Form is a document that must be filed with Customs in order to obtain the release of imported goods. This form allows for the collection of duties and statistics. Entry Forms are also called Customs Entry Forms or simply Entries.
An entry form includes information such as:
- the name and address of the consignee,
- a description of the goods being imported,
- the value of the goods,
- the country of origin of the goods.
Entry Forms must be filed for every shipment of imported goods, regardless of value. In most cases, the importer or their customs broker will file the entry form on their behalf. In order to streamline the process of filing an entry form, many logistics companies work with Customs Brokers who are specialized in this area.
If you are importing goods into the United States, it is important to be familiar with the process of filing an entry form. This will ensure that your shipment arrives quickly and without any problems.