Customs Liquidated Damages

 If an import bond condition as set forth in 19 C.F.R. section 113.62, has been breached by an importer, then U.S. Customs will proceed to assess liquidated  damages.   These monetary assessments are imposed for the contractual breach of the importer's bond conditions. 

Other bonded parties within a supply chain (such as bonded warehouses and bonded carriers) can also be subjected to liquidated damages.

Some examples of a breached bond condition include, for example:

  • Failure to redeliver merchandise to Customs custody.
  • Failure to make or complete entry.
  • Failure to deposit duties, taxes and charges when due.
  • Failure to tender goods for examination.

If you face a liquidated damages case, please consult with an experienced Customs attorney.


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