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The official website of the U.S. Customs

The agency responsible for customs declaration and clearance of goods for import and export in the United States is: Customs and Border Protection.

The official website of the U.S. Customs is: www.cbp.gov

From the official website of the U.S. Customs, we can learn about the main responsibilities of the Customs and Border Protection Agency:

  • 1. Determine and collect import and export duties (to find out the specific taxes on goods exported from China to the United States, just go to the U.S. Customs website)
  • 2. Handle the procedures for people, means of transportation, goods and mail to enter and leave the United States (container shipping, LCL, international air transport, international express DHL, FEDEX, UPS and other international logistics transportation) when entering the US Customs, they are controlled by the US Customs Release and inspection).
  • 3. Enforce export controls;
  • 4. Stop fraudulent import and export trade practices, etc.;

The content on the official website of the Customs and Excise Department explains that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for managing, controlling and protecting import and export ports and the borders between the United States and other countries.

It also manages the navigable sea areas and more than 300 U.S. border areas. seaports and more than 400 international airports.

CBP has 20 regional field operations offices and 328 customs offices across the country.

CBP has six executive offices: Border Patrol Office, Aviation and Maritime Operations Office, Field Operations Office, Trade Office, Operations Support Office and Enterprise Services Office.

U.S. Customs import and export related inspection agencies

The corresponding responsibilities and official website of the U.S. Customs import and export-related inspection agencies

In addition to the work related to import and export customs declarations, the official website of the U.S. Customs also requires certification from other relevant U.S. agencies when importing goods.

The following are the names and corresponding official websites of some U.S. Customs import and export-related inspection agencies.

When the United States imports goods from China, in addition to the normal customs clearance documents (bill of lading, packing list and commercial invoice), some goods also need to be certified by relevant agencies in advance and obtain corresponding certificates.

It needs to be provided to U.S. Customs at the same time during import customs clearance, otherwise the goods will be inspected and may be returned to China.

"FDA certification" is the most frequently encountered certification. Many products such as: food (hot pot base, Laoganma, rice wine,), medicines (antihypertensive drugs, Chinese herbal medicines, etc.), cosmetics (color contact lenses, facial masks,), medical equipment, related products that come into contact with the mouth, etc.

official websites of some U.S. Customs import and export-related inspection agencies
Federal inspection agencies and main responsibilities of the United States
Organization Main Responsibilities Official website
Food Safety and Inspection Service (under the Department of Agriculture) Pig, beef, sheep and other red meat and poultry inspection www.fsis.gov
Grain Packaging Inspection Bureau (under the Department of Agriculture) Export inspection of grains www.gipsa.gov
Consumer Product Safety Commission (independent federal agency) Inspection management of toys, fireworks, clothing, household appliances, and consumer goods for daily use www.gipsa.gov CPSC.gov
Tobacco and Alcohol Trade Tax Administration (under the Ministry of Finance) Tobacco and alcohol production, labeling, licenses, safety inspection and taxation, etc. https://www.ttb.gov/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (under the Ministry of Commerce) Import and export management of seafood National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov)
Food and Drug Administration (under the Department of Health and Human Services) Inspection management of all food and drugs, animal feed, cosmetics, medical devices, etc. except FSIS, GIPSA, TTB, and NOAA management National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov)

Official website for U.S. import and export tariff inquiries

The official website for U.S. import and export tariff inquiry: U.S. International Trade Commission website: http://hts.usitc.gov/, you can inquire the tax rate of 10-digit HS code products.