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Informal Entry

Informal entries, as defined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, are usually valued at less than $2,500 (value subject to change), and typically do not require a bond. Some products are restricted from informal entry (for example, high-risk products), regardless of value.  When importing your product, you must first determine which entry type you will file with CBP. All entry types are created and defined by CBP.

CBP Resources:
Basic Importing and Exporting
Filing an informal entry (for goods valued at less than $2500)

Federal Regulations:
Title 19, Chapter1, Part 143, Subpart C
Merchandise eligible for informal entry

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