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Per Diem Fee

A per diem fee is charged by the carrier for each additional day that a container remains away from port beyond the allowed “free” days.

Bonded Goods

Bonded goods refers to shipments with unpaid customs fees that are stored in customs-controlled warehouses until the shipments are cleared.

Customs Exam

Customs exam may be applied to any import cargo based on a targeting system of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that marks which cargo will be subjected to additional inspection.

Bonded Warehouse

A bonded warehouse is a customs-controlled facility to store goods with unpaid duties until they are paid or until they can be legally released.


Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program to improve the security of global supply chain networks.

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