Here are some general guidelines to importing goods from this site into the United States. For more detailed information on importing you may find the US Customs web site to be helpful. http://www.customs.gov/
Who can import goods into the USA?
Any person may import goods into the United States for business or personal use.
An import license or permit is not needed to import into the US. If you do not have an import license you may use your IRS business number or your social security number to fill out customs forms.
What items need to go through Customs?
All Items imported into the US must clear Customs before they are allowed to enter the country.
There are two types of entries of
products into the US, formal and informal.
INFORMAL ENTRY INTO THE USA
Shipments that do not exceed $2000 in value, whether commercial or noncommercial will usually be able to enter the US as an informal entry.
Note* exceptions to this rules that effect some of the products on this site.
Textiles, footwear, handbags, and custom plastics sold on the site need formal entry for any orders over $250.
In an informal entry a customs officer will assess duties and then release the package to either a cargo company or postal service for delivery. When the package is delivered or picked up the purchaser will need to pay any duties charged by Customs.
FORMAL ENTRY INTO THE USA
A formal entry is required for any shipment exceeding $2000 in value. Formal entry is also required, regardless of value, for commercial shipments of textiles. If formal entry is required on a shipment, the shipment is held at the Customs until all the necessary paperwork and requirements are fulfilled for the shipment.
There are three ways that art-export suggests for formal entries.
Art-export.com insures that all shipment have the fallowing paperwork and requirements fulfilled to help expedite the importing process.
Customs Declaration Form
All items exported by art-export.com are marked with Indonesia as their point of manufacturer unless exempt under one of the fallowing.
The item is valued under $5 and is to be imported into the US without formal import.
The items are to be delivered to the end user.
All Kris knives and swords though classified as art are marked by, cast-in-mold lettering, etching (acid or electrolytic), engraving, or by means of metal plates which bear the prescribed marking and which are securely attached to the article in a conspicuous place by welding, screws, or rivets.
Textiles have special requirements briefly
Depending on the quantity of textiles exported there will be a 3-15% duty assessed on the cost of the order to be paid to the Indonesian Customs service.
Textiles imports into the US must also comply with Quotas, Labeling and other mandatory export procedures. Export of textiles in volumes over $250 will be charged an additional handling fee to cover the expense of the additional exporting requirements. This handling fee is figured on a per order basis.
Textile Products. All textile fiber products imported into the United States shall be stamped, tagged, labeled, or otherwise marked with the following information as required by the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, unless exempted from marking under Section 12 of the Act:
The cost of marking textiles is not
include in the prices on the site.
The name of the manufacturer
The name of the country where processed or manufactured.
In order to enforce the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, a commercial invoice covering a shipment of textile fiber products exceeding $500 in value and subject to the labeling requirements of the Act is required to show the information noted in Chapter 10, in addition to that ordinarily required on the invoices.
In addition to labeling requirements, the importation of textiles and textile products may, pursuant to Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, be subject to quota, visa or export-license requirements and additional entry requirements including declarations identifying the fabricated components.
Any article of wearing apparel imported into the United States and made in whole or in part of fur or used fur, with the exception of articles made of new fur of which the cost or manufacturer's selling price does not exceed $7, shall be tagged, labeled, or otherwise clearly marked to show the following information as required by the Fur Products Labeling Act:
The name of the manufacturer or person introducing the product in commerce in the United States; i.e., importer. If the importer has a registered identification number, that number may be used instead of the individual's name.
The name or names of the animal or animals that produced the fur as set forth in the Fur Products Name Guide and as determined under the rules and regulations. That the fur product contains used or damaged fur where such is the fact. That the fur product is bleached, dyed, or otherwise artificially colored when such is the fact. That the fur product is composed in whole or in substantial part of paws, tails, bellies, or waste fur when such is the fact. The name of the country of origin of any imported furs contained in a fur product.
For the purpose of enforcing the Fur Products Labeling Act, a commercial invoice covering a shipment of furs or fur products exceeding $500 in value is required to show the information noted in Chapter 10.
The provisions of the Fur Products Labeling Act apply to fur and fur products in the United States as well as to imported furs and fur products. Regulations and pamphlets containing the text of the Fur Products Labeling Act may be obtained from the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.
Regulations and pamphlets containing the text of the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act may be obtained from the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.
The below link will take you to an
interactive database that will enable you to get an approximate idea of the duty
rate for a particular product. Please be aware that the duty rate you request is
only as good as the information you provide. The actual duty rate of the item
you import may not be what you think it should be as a result of your research.
Customs makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is, not
Additional information may be obtained from the ports of entry listed below, or you may consult your telephone directory for a Customs port closer to you, as there are 300 ports of entry in the United States, its territories and possessions. The listing will be found under U.S. Government, Treasury Department.
605 W. Fourth Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
700 Doug Davis Dr., Atlanta, GA 30354
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
5353 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
9901 Pacific Highway, Blaine, WA 98230
10 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02222-1059
111 W. Huron St., Buffalo, NY 14202-2378
1 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619
P.O. Box 632, Calexico, CA 02231
198 W. Service Road, Champlain, NY 12919
200 E. Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
1901-K Cross Beam Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217
Main Post Ofc-Sugar Est., St. Thomas, VI 00801
610 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Church St. PO Box 249, St Croix, VI 00820
6747 Engle Rd., Middleburg Hgts, OH 44130
PO Box 619050, DFW Airport, TX 75621
4735 Oakland St., Denver, CO 80239
Interstate 91, Derby Line, VT 05830
477 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
1st St. & Pan American Ave., Douglas AZ 85607
515 W. 1st St., Duluth, MN 55820-1390
9400 Viscount, Suite 104, El Paso, TX 79925
Kent City Airport, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
300 2nd Ave South, Great Falls, MT 59404
150-A W. Phillips Rd., Greer, SC 29650
Harrisburg Airport #135, Middletown, PA 17507
135 High St., Hartford, CT 06103
RR #2 Box 170, Swanton, VT 05488
335 Merchant St., Honolulu, HI 96813
RR #3 Box 5300, Houlton, ME 04730
2350 N. Sam Houston East, Houston, TX 77032
2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32206
2701 Rockcreek Pkwy, N. Kansas City, MO 64116
PO Box 3130, Laredo, TX 78044
300 S. Ferry St., Terminal Island, CA 90731
Los Angeles Airport Area
300 S. Ferry St., Terminal Island, CA 90731
LA/Long Beach Seaport Area
300 S. Ferry St., Terminal Island, CA 90731
601 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
PO Box 523215, Miami, FL 35152
PO Box 37260, Milwaukee, WI 53237-0260
110 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
150 N. Royal St., Mobile, AL 36602
939 Airport Service Rd., Nashville, TN 37277
423 Canal St., Ste 245, New Orleans, LA 70130
6 World Trade Ctr., New York, NY 10048
New York-JFK Area
Building #77, Jamaica, NY 11430
New York - NY/Newark Area
Rt 1&9 S., Hemisphere Ctr., Newark, NJ 07114
9 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621
200 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23510
127 N. Water St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669
5390 Bear Road, Orlando, FL 32827
Route 1, Box 130, Oroville, WA 98844
112 W. Stutsman, #102, Pembina, ND 58271
2nd & Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
1315 S. 27th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
526 Water St., Port Huron, MI 48060
312 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
511 NW Broadway, Ste 198, Portland, OR 97209
49 Pavilion Ave., Providence, RI 02905
120 Southcenter Ct., Morrisville, NC 27560
4501 Williamsburg Rd., Richmond, VA 23231
9800 Airport Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78216
610 W. Ash St., San Diego, CA 92101
33 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA 94126
#1 La Puntilla, San Juan, PR 00901
PO Box H, San Luis, AZ 85349
Sault Ste Marie
Intl Bridge Plaza, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
1 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
1000 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1049
Sea-Tac Intl Airport, Seattle, WA 98158
3236 16th Ave., SW, Rm 2100, Seattle, WA 98134
PO Box 1490, St. Albans, VT 05478
4477 Woodson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63134
4034 S. Service Rd., Syracuse, NY 13212
2202 Port of Tacoma Rd., Tacoma, WA 98421
1624 E. 7th Ave., #101, Tampa, FL 33605
7150 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson AZ 85706
PO Box 17423, Washington, DC 20041
1 Virginia Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401
NOTE: The information given here is general information given by the US Customs service. In no way is art-export.com liable for changes in the laws or import requirements of the US, that are not reflected on this web page.