Handcarries

Questions and answers about Handcarries

  • Traveler declaring hand carry under traveler name

    QUESTION: When carrying company items can the traveler declare the items as the importer of record instead of under the company name and IOR #? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: Speaking for entry into the U.S., generally, the traveler cannot declare in his own name.  This is because the traveler doesn’t own it; their employer does.  So it […]

  • HAND CARRY LAPTOPS

    QUESTION: How do other companies instruct their biz travelers with regard to hand carried, company issued laptops?   If they are just traveling with a company laptop, no other company items, are the biz travelers supposed to declare the laptop or do they just walk through claim they have nothing to declare? If they are biz […]

  • HAND CARRY TOOLS OF TRADE

    QUESTION: Interested to learn from you how you handle hand carry of tools of trade articles.   Interested to understand how the ICPA community handles declaration of ToTs and any associated replacement items – valves, gaskets, pumps etc During the hand carry process do your travelers on the repair and install teams declare these officially or […]

  • UNDECLARED HAND CARRY IMPORTS

    QUESTION: Does anyone have any anonymous but real life experience with business travelers not declaring hand carry items and being discovered ?  What happened? =========== Answers: Yes, a business traveler hand carried a wall clock. It was to be used as a demo. Traveler went to Turkey. Traveler was detained at the airport by customs, […]

  • Hand-carry exemptions/process

    QUESTION: We frequently have items that employees wish to hand-carry. This can include laptops, hard-drives, USB ports, etc., that likely does not belong to the individual but to the company and are not part of a transaction. We require the employee to prepare an invoice and declare the item(s) to Customs at the destination airport […]

  • SALESPERSON HANDCARRIES

    QUESTION: Can anyone share how their company handles salesmen hand carrying product to trade shows or demonstrations? What kind of procedures do you have in place? What kind of documentation do you send along with them for a smooth process? ========== Answers: We use ATA Carnets, but it will require some training for your sales […]

  • HAND CARRY SCENARIO

    QUESTION: I have some complex HAND CARRY situations here. Please provide your advice and stories you may have with HAND CARRY situations.  Recently my employees are hand carry export controlled items overseas.  ECCN is 3A981 and Country Chart is CC1.  Been reading through the EAR regulations on Part 740 on License Exceptions. 740.2   Restrictions on all […]

  • Hand Carry Export

    QUESTION: We have a regular customer that we ship internationally to, (from the USA to Pakistan). We file the EEI and ship via a FF. The customer will be visiting us in the USA and will be picking up a shipment and hand carrying it back to Pakistan. We have not done this before and […]

  • HANDCARRY LIABILITIES

    QUESTION: Do any of the members require the employee and/or manager make an acknowledgement regarding the personal risk and liability that comes along with an international handcarry shipment ? If so, would you be willing share such certification/acknowledgement language?   Of course, the company will do what is necessary to protect an employee but that […]

  • HAND CARRY SHIPMENTS

    QUESTION: We are sometimes asked to ship our products (outdoor recreation) to an individual at a hotel here in the U.S. instead of sending directly to our distributor abroad.   The person receiving the product then hand carries to final destination.   What is our requirement for documentation in these instances?  The commercial invoice is […]

  • INTL HAND-CARRY PROCEDURES

    QUESTION: Have the rules around international hand-carries changed? We’ve heard they’re no longer allowed. ************** Answers: No, this is still ongoing.  But remember, there is not one single “rule” that applies everywhere.  It depends on the countries involved and also the carrier restrictions.  Think CBP and TSA for USA for example.  As you well know […]

  • HAND-CARRY SAMPLES

    Question: This question relates to employees traveling and purchasing “inspiration” samples overseas. If they are properly mutilating those samples, but hand carrying them home in luggage, do we need a broker to meet them at the airport to enter their samples? I have heard different things, and Customs officials at the airports have given employees […]