International Clearance Requirements

Element Multiple Occurrence Description
TermsOfSale No Required for commodity shipments. Valid values are:
  • FCA/FOB (Free Carrier/Free On Board): Seller is responsible for all costs of delivering goods to destination. (Default)
  • CIP/CIF (Costs, Insurance Paid/Carriage Insurance Freight): Seller is responsible for freight insurance, and miscellaneous charges to destination.
  • CPT/C&F (Carriage Paid To/Costs and Freight): Seller is responsible for cost of freight to destination; buyer is responsible for insurance.
  • EXW (Ex Works): Seller makes goods available to buyer. Buyer is responsible for delivering goods to destination.
  • DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid): Seller is responsible for delivering goods to destination. Buyer is responsible for clearing goods through Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid): Seller is responsible for delivering goods to destination, including duties, taxes, and miscellaneous fees.
FreightCharge/Amount No Required if the Terms of Sale element is either CF or CIF. This charge must be added to the total customs value amount.
InsuranceCharge/Amount No Required if the Terms of Sale element is CIF. This charge must be added to the total customs value amount.
RegulatoryControlType No Identities the type of regulatory control.

Valid values are:

  • EU_CIRCULATION.
  • FOOD_OR_PERISHABLE.
  • NAFTA.
  • FOOD_OR_PERISHABLE is required by the FDA/BTA for food or perishable items coming to the U.S. and Puerto Rico (except for shipments from PR to the U.S. or U.S. to PR) containing food items.
  • EU_CIRCULATION is required for shipments between European Union countries. The EU indicator prints on the shipping label.
CustomsValue No For MPS shipments, this element must contain the total value declared to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection for all packages in the shipment.
Purpose No Optional. To facilitate customs clearance and to ensure that duties, taxes, and fees are correctly assessed, enter a valid purpose. Valid values are:
  • Sold
  • Not Sold
  • Gift
  • Sample
  • Repair and Return
  • Personal Effects