4673 – Chap 8 Page 1 of 6 CHAPTER 8 – HOW TO IMPORT INTO THE U.S. A. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS ORGANIZATIONS 1. World Customs Organization (WCO) a. Created and administers Harmonized System Convention mc question b. Works with U.S. CBP and other international customs organizations 2. Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a. Law enforcement/Focus on anti-terrorism 3. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) a. Does not support imports to extent that Dept of Commerce promotes exports. True or false statement. b. Duties include: i. anti terrorism activities (e.g. weapons trafficking) ii. border security iii. facilitation of lawful international trade and travel iv. enforcement of US laws (including immigration and drug laws) v. collection of duties vi. processing entry of passengers/travelers All of the following are duties of the CBP except B. CUSTOMS OPERATIONS 1. Customs House Broker a. Defined as: private company acting as a liaison/agent between US Customs and importers mc question b. Licensed by US Treasury c. Use of broker not required but importer must post bond if one is not used. d. Duties include: i. Advises on technical aspects of importing (e.g. product classification, admissibility of product, quotas) ii. Preparation and filing of Customs paperwork (i.e. formal entry documents) for importers iii. Obtaining customs bonds iv. Paying duties v. Arranging release of merchandise vi. Arranging delivery to importer’s warehouse/facility
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