- Who is required to have International Carried Bonds – Continuous Entry?
- US Customs require Bonds for cargo and/or crew. Bonds are issued to the entity responsible for filing the cargo manifest (AMS – automated manifest system) for which a SCAC code is required. If this entity is also responsible for the passenger/crew manifest (APIS – advanced passenger information system) the one Bond will suffice. Where a different entity is responsible for the passengers/crew a separate APIS Bond is required.
US Customs take 10 working days to process the Bond and require a notarized Power of Attorney (POA).
If a Bond application is required urgently then a Single Entry Bond (SEB) can be obtained at the same fee as a Continuous Entry Bond. A POA is REQUIRED for this and each SEB covers one vessel and one port; if there are multiple ports then a SEB per port is required if insufficient time has been allowed to apply for a continuous entry Bond.
- What port requires a $150,000 ICB bond?
- Why is the bond requirement for the Port of Miami higher?
- Miami is the primary US entry point for the smuggling of illicit drugs and other items.
- Do Individual Vessels require ICB Bonds?
- Bonds are issued to the entity responsible for the cargo and/or crew manifests irrespective of the number of vessels.