Customs Forms

Questions and answers about Customs forms

  • CBP Form 4811

    Question: Question: If an IOR has given a broker a POA, and CBP form 4811 has been filed (either by the IOR or the broker) to authorize refunds to be sent to the broker, can this authorization be revoked, in order to allow refunds to be sent directly to the IOR?  If so, can the […]

  • Is HTS Required on Commercial Invoices?

    Question: Hello, There was a great sidebar discussion at a recent Trade Compliance seminar on commercial invoice requirements for HTS codes. Some were advocating that HTS codes should not be on commercial invoices as classification was regarded as IP by their employer, some were advocating that HTS codes were needed per the regulations and to […]

  • CF 7512

    QUESTION: Can the entry No. on the upper left side be blank on CBP form 7512?  And the 7512 form only has entry no. on the upper right side of the form? =========== Answers: The top left will be blank if there was not a prior inbond move made.  The inbond number in the left […]

  • CBP FORM 7512 – Entry No.

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: “Entry No.” are listed in two fields on CBP form 7512.  One is on the upper left and the other is on the upper right.  What’s the difference with the two Entry No.? %%%%%%%%%% The entry number on the right is the 7512 entry that you are issuing. […]

  • 7501’s from Customs Brokers

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Questions regarding Importers receiving 7501 entry packets from their Customs Brokers.  Do your Customs Brokers provide you with electronic copies after clearance? Interested in learning processes in place for receiving them for internal audit purposes.  Both the good and the bad! ========== Addl Answer: Yes – our brokers […]

  • CF7501 BOX 36

    QUESTION: What would be the appropriate boxes to check in the following.  An NRI imports into the USA goods that are received by a 3PL warehouse.   At the time of entry the NRI is the owner of the imported goods where no sale has taken place at time of import.   A sale occurs […]


    QUESTION: Because the CF 7501 doesn’t technically exist anymore, what are other brokers doing about signing/not signing this form? The CBP regulations have not been updated to accommodate this change. ========== Answers: We do in house Brokerage and I still sign all of mine ========== Per, the signature is still required but it can […]


    Question:   We are moving a production line and inventory back into the US.   Some of the inventory is steel. Customs is requesting a steel certificate.   This inventory is old and not tracked by lot number.   The odds of finding the correct certificate are slim to none.   What are the risks […]

  • Customs Forms Q&A 1

    Does anyone know where I can obtain a Customs Form 4811? I am told this is the form to complete in order to ensure that all Customs communications relating to our IOR# come to me.

  • Customs Forms Q&A 2

    Question for the group: has anyone seen or heard of a new POA form issued by CBP-CF5291. If so, it is just a re-design based on the name/logo change to CBP/DHS or is there some verbiage that has been changed. Thanks.