Knowledge Center

The Descartes CustomsInfo Knowledge Center includes curated articles, reports, and insights on the latest developments in the import compliance regulatory landscape.

What is a Binding Rule?

When goods are imported into the United States, they are subject to certain formalities involving Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Commodities are typically required to be “entered,” or declared to CBP, and are subject to scrutiny by Customs officials to ensure...

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What Is A Customs Duty?

A customs duty is a tariff or tax levied on goods when transported across international borders. Customs duties are imposed in order to protect a country’s import and export revenues by controlling the flow of goods into and out of the country. While revenue is the...

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