From CBP/Customs and Border Protection website (click here)

Container was examined by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and being charged a fee by the Centralized Examination Station (CES).  

Under
19 USC 1467, CBP has a right to examine any shipment imported into the United States and it is important to know that you, the importer, must bear the cost of such cargo exams. Per the CBP regulations, it is the
responsibility of the importer to make the goods available for examination-- "
The importer shall bear any expense involved in preparing the merchandise for CBP examination and in the closing of packages" (19 CFR 151.6).  Household
effects are not exempt.  No distinction is made between commercial and personal shipments. In the course of normal operations, CBP does not charge for cargo examinations. However, there may still be costs involved for the
importer. For example, if your shipment is selected for examination, it will generally be moved to a Centralized Examination Station (CES) for the CBP exam to take place. A CES is a privately operated facility, not in the charge of a CBP
Officer, at which merchandise is made available to CBP officers for physical examination. The CES facility will unload (devan) your shipment from its shipping container and will reload it after the exam. The CES will bill you for their
services. There are also costs associated with moving the cargo to and from the exam site and with storage. Rates will vary across the country and a complete devanning may cost several hundred dollars. The CES concept fulfills the
needs of both CBP and the importer by providing an efficient means to conduct exams in a timely manner. CESs are discussed in part 118 of the Code of Federal Regulations and are available for viewing by
clicking here.


Note: Exam-delays can be linked to missing/incomplete/misleading consignee/manufacturer information, also, missing/incomplete/misleading country of origin, poor item description (
materials that is made out of ), unrealistic values,
missing
Fabric/Textile (ie: cotton%, woven% & etc.) detail sheets & etc.          Below exam fees are for stander shipment, REEFER,  Hazard, & etc shipment exam could be double/triple or more.   Also,  LATE ISF filings.
IF US Customs Required your shipment to move to
Exam site after 10am (pacific time)  or  PTT is issued after 10am by Customs,   it will be considered as next day move/delivery to exam site, meaning you will be paying other days
of storage fees (IF any).      
Disposition  Code  a 2‑position alphanumeric code transmitted in AMS in a status notification message indicating the action that has been taken against the bill. (Importer Frequency of Examination (FOE)  
US Customs & other Government Agency has rights to Examine your shipment(s) ANYTIME ANYWHERE.  Even if you received Customs Release documents (Form 7501, 3641 & DO) & picked-up a shipment.

If any,
EXAM by US Customs/DHS/Agencies to,   Who will be receiving Exam Notice, FIRST   &   who will be Notifying Exam to You (Importer / Consignee)  &   Your Customs Broker     also,   what is a Customs Broker.  
.   a. Most of Exam are issue 6-7 days before your shipment is in US port, by US Customs/Agencies to your US Freight Forwarder.  Only then, your Forwarder will notify you & your Customs Broker with Arrival-Notice.
.   b. After receiving your Arrival-Notice & with all your import documents (Invoice, Packing-list, BL & etc.), Customs Broker electronically transmits to US Customs/Agencies, if any, then after, your broker receives “manifest hold” at ABI.
.   c. So, Beyond this point, for your Broker could do, shipment-Query every 24-48 hour with ABI, for up-date,  BUT, your Forwarder is notify immediately by US Customs/Agencies, since, your forwarder is moving cargo to destination.
.   d. US Customs/Agencies could notify your Forwarder by email/fax/phone/freight-software: (Examples: continue-to  or  stop for exam.......  or  move-it-to-exam-site.............)  (95% of the time)
.   e. When Exam (VACIS, NII, X-Ray, IBET, Tailgate, MET & ETC.) are done,  Exam-Site will forward the Invoice to your Forwarder.  Exam fee will be add it to your NEW Revise Arrival Notice  from your Forwarder.   (95% of the time).
.    f. IF Exam (CET Exam /  A-TCET Exam / Intensive Exam / Stop Sign / Trade / IPR / Emergency Action Notifications (EAN) &  ETC,), your Exam-Site/Broker will be Notify you  &  you MUST pay DIRECTLY to exam site. (100% of time).    
.   g. We can pay your vendor, BUT you will be paying 4 wire fee (+$100): (1) your bank charges you to wire. (2) to received wire form you, (3) us to wire your vendor, (4) your vendor to receive from us &  delay from Bank or $50+$47.50.
.   h. Customs Broker is Broker between US Customs/Agencies & Importer:  To transmits/submitted all importer info/documents on your behalf, way it was received from Importer/your-vendors, to US Customs/Agencies.     
.    i. Customs Broker is NOT a Broker between you & your vendors (Supplier / Factory / Forwarder / Warehouse / Shipping-company / CET-Exam-Site & etc.)
.    j. Customs Broker invoices are (ISF filing & Entry filing)  Entry $150/$199,  Service $25/$50  Duty/Tax,  HMF/.001250,  MPF/.003464,  Single Entry Bond / Continuous Bond.  IF Subject-to Document processing $85+ Messenger $45.
.   k. For Full Container  &/or LCL with Subject-to (FDA,  USDA &  ETC,), most of Exam notice may coming from Customs Broker as (Exam Processing $40+Messenger $45)  ++US Customs MAY invoice you their own processing fee.
.    l. For US Customs/DHS/Agencies to  Examining  Cargo/Containers  is More  Important than  Scanning  Emails.   Container could contain, almost anything, such as:  ("Terrorism's  Trojan  Horse  Attack"  and  OTHER.)

VACIS exam (Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems Exam)  /  Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) / X-Ray Exam:
Using a gamma ray imaging system to examine the container’s, contents without breaking the seal.  VACIS, NII & X-ray exam are  usually done either at the pier or at another location in the port complex.  
VACIS / NII / X-Ray Exam for LCL & Full Container, Forwarder or Broker could look-up the fees on Terminal website or by calling the Terminal.  (
click here) to view some of standard fees from APM Terminals.
. a. Per CBM average cost = $15-$35   +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-20 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $150-$250   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-20 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $200-$350   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-20 working days)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.

Tailgate exam  /  Backdoor Exams  /  Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET):
Customs or another government agency opens the back of the container and looks in without handling the cargo.  These exams are looking for anything suspicious that may necessitate an intensive exam.
Tailgate / Backdoor / IBET Exam for LCL & Full Container, Forwarder or Broker could look-up the fees at Terminal website or by calling the Terminal & bill the importer or importer could pay directly
. a. Per CBM average cost = $40-$50      +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-25 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $100-$500   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-25 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $200-$700   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-25 working days)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.

CET Exam (Contraband Enforcement Team)  /  A-TCET Exam (Anti Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team) = Intensive exam/Examination Notice (Stop Sign):
Physical examination of any import entering the territory of the US.  Should importer become subject to a
CET Exam/Intensive Exam/A-TCET you can expect that it will be transported to a Customs Examination Station (CES) and
undergo an actual hands on physical inspection & x-rays. It may requires complete unloading and staging of the shipment for piece by piece examination of the cargo. CBP is looking for illegal cargo, smuggling, weapons of mass
destruction, & other contraband.    Many times narcotics dogs and X-ray machines are implemented in searching for items that are not allowed into the US. i.e., drugs, weapons, other suspicion & Etc.   Samples (
click here)
. a. Per CBM average cost $50-$300     +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $350-$2500     +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $500-$3500   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.

MET Exam (Manifest Examination Team) /  (Compliance Exam) /  Invoice  /  Proforma Invoice / Commercial invoice Exam:
Team of U.S. Customs officials that examine invoices and packing lists on a random basis, it could led to other exam.  
Most common problems is Under-invoicing true value on the commercial invoice to submit to Customs and by
lowing the duty/tax that need to be paid.  
. a. Per CBM average cost is $20-$50       +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees.  (2-25 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $100 - $300     +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-25 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $150 - $700   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (2-25 working days)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.

Emergency Action Notifications (EAN):  (FDA,  EPA/DOT,  USDA,  Lacey-Act,  other Government Agencies Exam):
. a. Per CBM average cost = $300-$1000      +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (10-45 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $1000 - $4000     +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (10-45 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $1500 - $7000   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (10-45 working day)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 25% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.

.   USDA is usually looking for insect infestation or improper wood packaging (Fumigation-Certificate/Report & all other documents are importer responsibility, NO other).  USDA may do either a tailgate exam
.   & an intensive exam & X-ray & other exams, depending on what they find.  Various products and countries with a history of problems may be repeatedly flagged for USDA exams. (for example, ceramic tiles .
.
  shipments from Italy, is know to have Oulema leaf beetle, Xerotricha conspurcata snails and Helicellinae snails ). IF import can't supply Fumigation Report to US Custom/Broker, US Customs will issue
.   Emergency Action Notifications (EAN) and ordered the importers to fumigate the containers (Fumigating an container in US Port could cost $1,000's & other fees & delaying your shipment being release
.   from US Customs).  Could take, over 10-45 working days.  For more details (click here) & (click here) & (click here).    Fumigation Certificate = 'pest control certificate' ISPM 15 RULES (click here).
.   NOTE: Fumigation should be done BEFORE your shipment could leave from foreign countries, ask for Fumigation Certificate from your supplier/factory.
.   Example of other: Emergency Action Notifications (EAN) was issued with Vacuum-Cleaned/Fumigation (click here During the Exams US Customs has found seeds in importers container).
.   After Vacuum-Cleaned/Fumigation is done, importer received invoice (click here sample).  + Moving the Container to Vacuum Site & Moving it back to Terminal (click here).  
.   USDA & other government agencies will be invoicing to Consignee/Importer/Broker/Freight Forwarder/Carrier.  (all fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer)

In some cases:
.    IF FDA / USDA / other US Government related, CBP will release the shipment, but there is still FDA hold on it.  You could pick-up your shipment, but can NOT be sold or altered until FDA hold is lifted.
.    FDA may visit location of shipment   or   email/mail/call the consignee send notification when you could use or sell  or  if the shipment must be returned to your vendor (normally it could take 4 weeks from
.    FDA/US Customs) OR FDA MAY NOTIFY THAT IT MUST BE DESTROYED, (click here) for sample of notification. IF so, Fees will applied: Customs destruction forms = +$200  +  Messenger Fee = +$50  
.    + FDA fees = +$150  + Solid Waste Fee +$300 +  Storage (if any) +  Pickup and Delivery of shipment to Waste (if any)  + Lab Test (if any)  +  ETC.....   (all fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer)

.    In other case:
.    FDA Released after Detention, months later with Notice of:  These products are released. This notice does not constitute assurance that the product released complies with all provisions of the
.    Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or other related Acts, and does not preclude action should the product later be found violative. (click here) sample.

.   In other case of Fish and Wildlife (FWS) / USDA:                                                                                            
.   Consignee import a Woman/Hand Bags, BUT Consignee/Supplier/Factory did NOT disclose all of Materials that is made out of, on all doc's,  Such as Fabric/Textile (ie: cotton%, woven% & etc) and
.   Some of the bags has a Sea-Shell,  shipment had to Segregate from other bags, all shipment was transport it to Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Exam Site &  Consignee had to hire someone who has access to
.   US Customs/Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Site (cost over $1000) + Storage/ Demmerage fees.    + Entry was refile by Local Broker (Consignee paid for Two Entry Filing).  (click here) sample.    

.   IF your shipment value is over $250 & shipment is Subject-to: FDA, EPA/DOT, USDA, each government agency submission fee $85 + submission messenger fee $45  =  $125 per agency  (click here for details)

With
Exams or With-OUT Exams, some of the fees will apply from US Customs Bonded Warehouse + above fees
1. Pierpass Traffic Mitigate fee (TMF) =
20ft container ($61.50 - $100)   /  40ft container ( $123 -$200 )  
2. Warehouse / Terminal Demurrage / Storage =
They will giving this fees after the exam is Done.
3.
Diem Charges / Over usage of Container  = They will giving this fees after the exam is Done.
4. Moving your shipment to Exam-Site by US Customs Bonded Trucker =
They will giving this fees after the exam is Done.
5. Examination / Examining /  inspection /  inquiry / investigation =
They will giving this fees after the exam is Done.
6. Some of Known fees (CBP FEE, DAD FEES, DOCUMENTATION, EQPT SURCHARGE, CFS FUEL S/C, PTT FILING FEE, INSURANCE FEE, LOADING CHARGES &
ETC.)
7.
Etc & Etc fees = They will giving this fees after the exam is Done   
8.
ALL Fees will be forward to you/import   and     ALL FEES MUST BE PRE-PAID BY CONSIGNEE/IMPORTER.    



Trade Exam
/ Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) :   Trademark Search / US Patent &  Trademark. Seizure Statistics (click here). + Hazard & Etc. shipment. Tips for Importers & Exporters by US Customs (click here)
. a. Per CBM average cost $50-$300     +$40 Document Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee   + if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. b. For 20 feet (TEU) container average cost = $350-$2500     +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. c. For 40/45 feet (FEU) container average cost = $500-$3500   +$40 Document's Process fees  +$45 Messenger submission fee  +if any, Transporting fee to exam site,  Storage fee   & Etc fees. (5-25 working days)
. d. IF US Customs issues move-order to exam site, Immediate Transportation (IT) must be issued, cost is $100. (other 1-5 working days)
. e. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
.  f. All fees MUST be pre-pay by consignee/importer.


Telex-Released Bill-of-Lading(BL) Exam   vs   Original-Bill-of-Lading(OBL) Exam:  
IF
Intensive Examination Notice (Stop Sign),  IBET-Exam,   A-TCET-Exam,  USDA-exam  &/or  any other Exam is issued & if it's Telex-Released at Bill-of-Lading(BL), your  shipment/container could be moved to Exam site ASAP, BUT if
your shipment/container requires
Original-Bill-of-Lading(OBL), your Freight Forwarder/Carrier MUST received OBL with your signature on the OBL, in order to move it to Exam Site. Until OBL is receive you may be paying Storage
Fees/Demurrage fees & other fees.  With or With-OUT exam, your US Freight Forwarder/Carrier MUST receive OBL to release your shipment to you,  
OBL is Consignee/Importer RESPONSIBILITY only,  OBL/Telex term are negotiate between Consignee/Importer & your factory/suppliers.



Here are some of other US Government Agencies who may be examining your shipment(s)























IF you are Consignee as Foreigner / NOT a US citizen / Non-Resident or Foreign company (NOT register in US)  &  if you are importing your personal USED items &/or Importing commercial goods into US, US Customs can take up-to
90 days to clear your shipment(s).   After your shipment has been cleared & Payment is made in full you will be receiving (
CBP Personal 3299 / Personal USED)  &  (Pick Up Order & Bill of Lading(Delivery Order/DAD/ DO)  &  IF any, File
Notes Listing /
ABI Report (ONLY if, your shipment is other then Long Beach/Los Angeles Port).   For more details (www.cbp.gov)

Exam fee is NOT including your vendors (it's only for exam), such as if any, other Exams Fee   + Customs Clearing Fee   + If any, other US government agencies fees,  +  if any, your CFS warehouse  
+ if any, your Freight Forwarder,  or any other fee (+  if any, Etc. fees,)   + US Customs has the discretion to modify/amended Duty/Tax at any point.  

IF US Customs &/or any other US Government Agencies finds any violation/misleading information of importation, US Customs may Hold / Confiscate / Seize / Penalize / the US importer/exporter & .........

Importers are getting more used to the frequency of exams, but it’s still often a mystery  as to why  a particular shipment may be chosen.  It is a fact that US Customs  does not disclose its examination selection process to the trade
community.  To do so would be a national security risk.

There are four major factors to an import transaction that tend to play a predominant role in determining the need for an exam – the shipper, the importer, the country  of origin/export, and the tariff number.  Although an exam could be
completely random, these four factors are of prime interest to US Customs.
It’s worth noting that if you are a new importer, you should plan for your first few shipments to be examined until you have an established track record with US Customs. Likewise, if you have a history of  compliance violations,  such as
country of origin marking issues, your cargo is much more likely to be examined.

Who will received Exam Notice first:
1. Freight Forwarder receives Exam Notice, if Notify Party on your Bill-of-Lading is blank or it has Consignee info (other then Customs Clearing Agent)
2. Or when Customs Clearing Agent electronically transmits the entry to US Customs.  The broker receives a response in the system as “manifest hold” on the cargo.

NOTE:
Manifest hold may later be overridden to an other exam.  For those  importers that are C-TPAT certified or validated, their  containers get preferential treatment by being advanced to the front of the queue when they reach the site.  All
fees (Demurrage/Storage/Exam/Storage & etc) MUST be pay before you could pick-up/transport.

If your shipment is LCL (Less Container Load/NOT a full cargo):  it may NOT be, US Customs are trying to Examine your shipment, But since you are sharing a container spaces with others, 99% of the time, US Customs will X-
ray/VACIS/Tailgate/CET/A-TCET Exam the whole container & bill the whole container, and all the consignee / owner-of-shipment will be paying for the % of spaces that was exam.  IF you shipment is FCL (Full Container Load), you will
be bill for full amount.

Above Exam Processing Fees are our service arrangement to exam site!!!
To AVOID Our reimbursement Service Fees (CLICK HERE).  Pay your vendors directly.  We are NOT payment center for all your Vendors, we are here to clear you shipment with US Customs.

For more details on Exams (
click here).  Other example of Exam chargers from Price Transfer (click here) & (click here) from Long Island CES Exam Sites
" Importers are responsible for all fees, US Laws & International Laws. "  (click here)   Intensive exam/Examination Notice (Stop Sign)


IF your shipment is FULL Container & if it's under Exam, your Forwarder / Carrier will receive Exam Notice from US Customs, during the Exam & Once exam is done:
1. Your Forwarder / Carrier will be emailing Revise Arrival Notice (ie; invoice)
2. Once is done your Forwarder will receive notice to remove from Exam Site by US Customs
3. You Must communicate with your Forwarder / Carrier, your contact information is on your First arrival notice you received from your Forwarder / Carrier.
4. Forwarder / Carrier owns or lease the Container, so Forwarder is responsible to shipment & notification of any exams to Consignee
5. IF shipment needs to be move to exam site, BEFORE US Customs has release, Broker need to issue IT# to warehouse / terminal to move it with Bonded Trucking
6. Once exam is done, your Forwarder will be emailing
Revise Arrival Notice adding the Exam fee
7. During the exam you will need to communicate with your Forwarder (info on Arrival Notice)  
8. Many time we are the Last to know if your shipment is in Exam, because US Customs had to notify your Forwarder then your forwarder will notify us  
NOTES:
.   US port & before entry is filed with US Customs. .Otherwise, you will be paying for two entries or more, one with us & other with Local Broker.  
.   Please do NOT assume that US Customs/we will know the items you are importing, only you/Importer/consignee is responsible for all notification to us/US Customs.
.   Note: US Customs could reclassify your shipment as FDA, USDA, Lacey-Act, FWS, any US Government Agencies, ADD / CVD, Trademark, Patent  & etc before/after you have receive(d) shipment, up-to 5 years

2. IF US Customs &/or any other US Government Agencies finds any violation/misleading information of importation & Etc. US Customs may Confiscate/Seize/Penalize/Fines/Examine/Recall, Request of
.    Informations & Etc,. for violation, misleading, incomplete, LATE ISF filing, Customs Entry Filing & Etc.  IF any, US Customs will notify you by email/phone/mail/letter within 1-12 month (Normally).   Also, US
.    Customs may contact us to relay the letter/message to you.  IF so, you MUST pay & reply US Customs ASAP.  Otherwise US Customs / Other US Government Agencies will/may add interest, Other-fines,
.    Black-list you, visiting you & Etc.  Please disclose detailed descriptions of shipment on all Doc's (Invoice,  Packing-list,  Bill-of-lading(OBL), HTC/HTS Code, with Material that is made out of & Etc.).  
.    Example: Detention Notice and Custody Receipt for Detained Property (Confiscate/Seize  CBP form 6051D (click here)

3. Disclaimer / Terms / Conditions / Agreements (click here) for Complete details.   Details about US Customs & Import requirements (click here)
.   Sea/Ocean International shipping,  Air  International shipping,  Truck / Rail  International shipping,  Hand-Carrying International shipping, Domestic Trucking Arrangement  &  Self-Pick-up.

4. ADD / CVD,. Importer's Blanket Statement of NON-reimbursement  (click here) or (click here)

5. Other statement: Letter of Transfer (click here). Negative Declaration (click here). Quota Declaration (click here). Toxic Substance Control Act Statement / TSCA (click here).

6. IF US Customs &/or any other US Government Agencies finds any violation/misleading/missing information of importation & etc, US Customs may Confiscate/Penalize/Fines/Recall/Examine / Re-ISF-Filing &
.   Re-Entry-Filing the US importer/exporter shipment(s) & Recall the US importer/exporter, anytime, up-to 5 years.  Please disclose detailed descriptions of shipment on all Documents (Invoice,  Packing-list,  
.   Bill-of-lading/OBL) & with HTC/HTS Code, Material that is made out of & Etc.). Importers/Exporter are responsible for all fees (click here) & US/International Laws (cbp.gov)  EXAMPLE: CBP Action WithOUT Notification
.   BackDated Duty/Tax (click here)  IF US Customs decided to Confiscate/Seize/Penalize/Fines/Examine/Recall, Request of Informations &/or for violation, misleading, incomplete, LATE ISF filing, Customs Entry Filing
.   & Etc.  IF any, US Customs will notify you by email/phone/mail/letter within 1-12 month (Normally).   Also, US Customs may contact us to relay the letter/message to you.  IF so, you MUST pay US Customs ASAP.
.   Otherwise US Customs/Government Agencies will/may add interest, Other-fines, Black-list you, visiting you & Etc.  "ONLY Consignee is responsible for all Documents, fees, US Laws & International Laws. " cbp.gov.
Here are some of the Exam fees we known, but they could create new term & fees anytime/anywhere. (Reference only). To Search other (click here)            
Disposition  Code  is a 2‑position alphanumeric code transmitted in AMS in a status notification message indicating the action that has been taken against the bill.
Importer Frequency of Examination (FOE)  
Los Angeles, CA Rates
$220.00 = Shipside Exam
$220.00 = IBET Exam
$220.00 = X-Ray Exam
$220.00 = CTG Exam
Mobile, AL Rates
$149.22 = AQI
$373.05 = Out of Gage Fee
$79.94   = Vacis Shipside Exam
$159.87 = Vacis Staged Exam
Jacksonville, FL Rates
$79.54 = Vacis Shipside Exam
$132.57 = Vacis Staged Exam
$83.83 = USDA Exam
$371.2 = Container Rework
Miami, FL Rates
$85.00 = Vacis Shipside Exam
$175.00 = Vacis Staged Exam
$125.00 = USDA Exam
$125.00 = US Coast Guard Exam
$125.00 = LQV (Limited Quantity Verification) Exam
$132.21 = Dray Charges
Houston, TX Rates
$85.57 = USDA Fee
$51.55 = Vacis Shipside Exam
Portsmouth, VA Rates
$160.70 = US Coast Guard Exam
$160.70 = FDA Payment
$160.70 = USDA Fee
$142.85 = Vacis Shipside Exam
$285.70 = Vacis Staged Exam
$449.10 = On Terminal Exam (Dry)
$512.35 = On Terminal Exam (Reefers)
$449.10 = Tailgate Fee
$449.10 = US Coast Guard Exam (Dry)
$512.35 = US Coast Guard Exam (Reefer)
$449.10 = Pop and Tap Tailgate Fee (Dry Grounded)
$512.35 = USCG Exam Reefer (Grounded)
$115.00 = Segregation Handling Fee
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