Quick Answer: Why Is My Package In Customs So Long?

What to do if package is stuck in customs?

What You Should Do When Your Shipment Is Stuck At CustomsContact your 3PL provider.

Your first action should be to contact whoever has shipped your goods.

Contact your carrier.

Ensure that your shipment is actually stuck in customs.

Find out if there are outstanding taxes.

Ensure there is no missing or incorrect paperwork.

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What does it mean if your package is held in customs?

‘Held at Customs’ means the package you are sending to the destination country is held by the officials of the importer country’s customs office. These government bodies hold the packages until they ensure that only permissible items cross their border and the taxes (Duties & Excise) are paid for the import.

How do I know if my package was seized by customs?

The best way to find out why something is detained is to simply call the CBP office where the goods are being held and ask them. You usually will get a written notificaton from CBP telling you that your shipment is being held and why and what you can do about it. Former U.S. Customs officer and licensed customs broker.

What does it mean when a package is delayed in customs?

Clearance delay is when a package is held up at customs or the border. This is not good for companies who need to send items for same-day delivery. Let’s look at why clearance delays occur and how to avoid them in the future.

How long is customs holding packages from China?

US customs is generally very quick. I get most items from China and other places ( assuming the seller shipped immediately) in about 10–14 days. There are exceptions though.

Does Customs blacklist your address?

US Customs keeps a list of names and addresses associated with EVERY seizure. That does not mean that every single package going to that address will be stopped by them, but the “blacklist” is not a myth here in the USA. US Customs keeps a list of names and addresses associated with EVERY seizure.

Do you get in trouble if your package is seized?

Once notified of a seizure, there is reason to assume a parcel with your address contained something illegal. However, you should fear nothing, regardless…. Having a package with your name on it is no crime in anyone’s world, regardless of the contents.

How long can a package be in customs?

Originally Answered: How long can a package stay in customs? The shipment has five days to clear through customs. After 5 days, the goods are placed in to a public storage warehouse to be held as unclaimed. If the goods are not cleared and picked up after one year, they are then sold at auction.

How long does shipping take to clear customs?

How long does it take for a package to clear customs? It normally takes a matter of minutes or hours for a package to clear customs, but it can take days or even weeks if there is a problem.

Do customs open all packages?

No, they don’t immediately open your package without any reason. … They will only instantly check what’s inside of your package if: Your package has been damaged when it reached the Customs office or desk. The damages can include broken seals or plastic or any cover of your package.