Customs Bond Guide
Why do you need a custom bond?
You must obtain a bond for your import business to protect the public. If you do not follow Federal regulations, a claim can be made on your bond. For example, if you do not pay the required taxes and duties to U.S. Customs, a claim can be filed.
A continuous customs bond is used for importing multiple entries of goods at various ports. A single entry bond is only used for one entry at one specific port. We handle both types of customs bonds.
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No. We do not handle any international bonds.
Reconciliation only applies to continuous customs bonds. Reconciliation entries require a rider updating the information on the bond and additional premium. All single entry bonds are non-reconciliation as they are ineligible for the reconciliation process.
You need to contact the claims department of the surety company who wrote your bond and provide proof that the claim is false. We can provide you the surety company contact information if needed.
Surety Bonds do not protect you
The bond is a form of insurance for your clients, which is why many businesses proudly list that they are bonded on their marketing material. However, you will be required to reimburse the bonding company should a claim be paid out.
Fidelity Bonds protect your business
You can protect your business from employee theft and fraud by purchasing a fidelity bond. You can read more in our fidelity bond section.
What's your bond cost?
Bond costs vary by applicant, bond amount, bond type & the agency you choose. You can get a general idea of costs using our Quick Estimate tool to the right or an exact quote instantly online!
Why our rates are so low
When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.
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