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Bonded Goods

Bonded goods are imported shipments that still have outstanding customs charges, such as tariffs, taxes, and fines. Until all fees are paid, they are kept in a customs bonded warehouse. A customs bond may need to be paid in advance by importers, particularly if they are using a third-party bonded warehouse. The products are only released by customs officials once full payment has been made. Customs may destroy or dispose of the goods if payment is not received within the allotted time.