Combining the 3 and the 3A

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 • In Bond Type: 301-3 - International Carrier, Bond Type: 301-3A - Instrument of International Traffic, Bonds

Customs will allow the filing of a single bond form to meet the bond requirement for both the International Carrier (type 3) and the Instrument of International Traffic (type 3A).  If a single bond form is issued to combine these types of bonds,  one bond number would be assigned by

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What is an Instrument of International Traffic Bond?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 • In Bond Type: 301-3A - Instrument of International Traffic, Bonds

An Instrument of International Traffic bond, or Activity 3A, is used to cover the movements and clearances of containers which move internationally. Without this provision, each container moved into the United States would have to be entered as a standard consumption entry and duty would be due to Customs on

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What is an International Carrier Bond?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 • In Bond Type: 301-3 - International Carrier, Bonds

An International Carrier bond, or Activity 301-3, ensures that operators of ships, airlines and conveyors of international merchandise properly manifest their goods, pay for overtime services and comply with Customs regulations related to clearance of the vessel. Therefore, any entity operating a ship, airplane or railway in international areas wishing

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C.A. Shea’s Role in the Customs Bond Surety Approval Process

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 • In Bonds

C.A. Shea provides a unique role in the world of customs bonds as a facilitator for brokers in many different ways.   Our office’s primary role is to assist brokers with the placement of Customs bonds for accounts that are not part of a larger surety program.  The broker can submit

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