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Timeline (General Cargo)

 
MODE U.S. CUSTOMS FARROW (U.S.)
TRUCK PAPS = 1 hour prior to arriving PAPS = 3 hours prior to arrival
FAST/PAPS = 30 minutes prior to arrival FAST/PAPS = 3 hours prior to arrival
RAIL 2 hours Prior to arrival 4 hours prior to arrival
AIR 4 hours prior to arrival or “Wheels Up” 6 hours prior to arrival or “Wheels UP”
OCEAN 24 hours prior to loading at foreign port Up to 5 business days prior to arrival

 

 

Timeline (Goods subject to FDA)

 
MODE U.S. CUSTOMS FARROW (U.S.)
TRUCK 2 hours prior to arrival 1-4 Commodities = 3 hours prior to arrival
+5 Commodities = 5 hours prior to arrival
RAIL 4 hours prior to arrival 1-4 Commodities = 5 hours prior to arrival
+5 Commodities = 6 hours prior to arrival
AIR 4 hours prior to arrival or “Wheels Up” 1-4 Commodities = 5 hours prior to arrival
+5 Commodities = 6 hours prior to arrival
OCEAN 8 hours prior to loading at foreign port Up to 5 business days prior to arrival

Notes:

1). U.S. Customs law states that the timeline begins after general cargo has been “certified” within customs system. FDA law requires prior notice confirmation prior to arrival at the first port of entry.

2). It is highly recommended that carriers confirm customs “certified” and/or FDA confirmation at least 2 hours PRIOR to proceeding to a U.S. port of entry. Failure to confirm the status of a shipment’s advance information prior to arrival may result in significant delays and/or penalties being assessed.

3). The above referenced Farrow (U.S.) timelines are offered as general guidelines only and may be subject to change at any time due to uncontrollable events.

To track shipment status visit the Farrow website, mobile phone PAPS tracking App. or, contact your local Farrow (U.S.) representative.

For further information on this subject or other requirements when shipping to the United States please visit https://www.cbp.gov./

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