In the United States

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Right to make entry: Importer of record

Importer security filing and additional carrier requirements

Customs Trade Law

Importer in International Trade

Meaning of Importer, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): The individual, firm or legal entity that brings articles of trade from a foreign source into a domestic market in the course of trade.

A party responsible for customs clearance of imported goods. Some countries define importer as the party responsible for payment of duty on imported goods, or an authorized agent acting on behalf of that party.


See Also

Further Reading

  • Information about Importer in the Encyclopedia of World Trade: from Ancient Times to the Present (Cynthia Clark Northrup)

Importer and the Laws of International Trade

Overview of importer security filing requirements