HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) codes are goods classification codes used by U.S. customs and members of the World Customs Organization to classify goods for customs clearance.
A chassis pool is a location such as a port or rail terminal where chassis are stored and made available for rental.
Chassis is a piece of trucking equipment used to truck FCL shipments.
A Partner Government Agency (PGA) is a U.S. government agency that works with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to regulate commodities imports.
Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) are agreements made to set rules to facilitate commerce between select governments and eliminate trade barriers.
Rolled cargo describes shipments that were not loaded onto a vessel or cargo plane because of a variety of issues such as overbooking, lack of capacity or late customs clearance.
A preferential duty is a duty with a lower than normal tariff rate levied on imports originating from countries within a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) treaty network.
De minimis fee is the price threshold below which shipments are subject to either reduced or no taxes.
A customs entry is a declaration made to a local customs authority by a licensed customs broker for the customs clearance of imports and exports.
A customs tariff is a tax levied on imports and is typically imposed by the government of the importing country.
Anti-dumping duties are established to protect local industry from foreign manufacturers of goods in certain categories.
A per diem fee is charged by the carrier for each additional day that a container remains away from port beyond the allowed “free” days.
The airline storage fee is incurred when an air freight shipment is not picked up within the allowed free time period.
A pallet exchange fee is imposed in the case where a trucker does not bring pallets for exchange when picking up palletized freight.