Packing List

A shipping document issued by shipper to carrier, Customs and consignee serving the purposes of identifying detail information of package count, products count, measurement of each package, weight of each package, etc.

Paperless Entry

A paperless result indicates that the merchandise is low risk from a compliant importer. The broker places a stamp on the CF 3461 and signed the document; as a result, the merchandise is released without a Customs official ever physically looking into the document.


Power Of Attorney, an authorization granted by consignee or importer to its customs broker for the processing of customs clearance on its behalf.


Proof Of Delivery, or a cargo/package receipt with the signature of recipient. This term has been widely used in courier and express industry and also gaining more attention and implementation at air cargo industry. --Port Of Discharge


Port Of Loading

Port of Entry

The port at which foreign goods are admitted into the receiving country; port where the imported merchandise is entered for consumption entry.

Port of unlading

Last foreign port of departure to US ports

Post Entry Service

Protest: A request from an importer to recoup the overpayment of duty to U.S. Customs and Border Protection due to a description discrepancy or misclassification on the customs entry.
Supplemental Information Letter: A request from an importer to obtain corrections to an entry filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to liquidation.
Voluntary Tender: A request from an importer to submit additional duties owed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where submission is initiated by the customer.

Pro Forma Invoice

An invoice provided by a supplier prior to the shipment of merchandise, informing the buyer of the kinds and quantities of goods to be sent, their value, and important specifications (weight, size, and similar characteristics). When an importer applies for Letter of Credit as the means of payment, a Pro Forma Invoice from the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit, usually the exporter, is required by the L/C issuing bank.


Protest is the method basically used by importers to take issue with Customs decisions with which they disagree. A protest is normally utilized as an opportunity to provide evidence that will result in the refund of duties and other charges that were erroneously paid.
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