Prepare documentation, package your goods correctly and follow all regulations established by control bodies around the world.
Any shipment traded in a given country is subject to customs costs, taxes and duties within that country as part of the import process.
Bonded freight refers to any overseas shipment where your company owes such things as duties, taxes or penalties, including regular customs charges.
As an importer, you must understand the difference between cargo and bonded transportation. If you are importing products through the U.S. but not into the U.S., the cargo is considered Bonded cargo. This means that you do not have to go through Customs within the United States because you are simply in transit, and that also means that you do not have to pay Customs fees, taxes or duties during the import process.
Bonded and properly stored in a bonded tank as needed.