CBP requires that all importers have an import bond in order to clear entries through Customs. An importer may file a “Single Entry” import bond or a “Continuous” import bond depending on their import frequency.
A Customs bond is a financial guaranty between 3 parties: the Insurance/Surety company issuing the Customs bond, the Principal (who is required to file the bond), and Customs & Border Protection (CBP). The Customs bond guarantees Customs & Border Protection that if they cannot collect monies due from the Principal they can seek remedy, up to the bond amount, from the Insurance/Surety Company. The Customs bond also indemnifies the Insurance / Surety Company, allowing them to use any legal means to collect from the Principal any monies that were paid to CBP on the Principal’s behalf.
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