For door-to-door containerization to be achieved internationally, procedures at ports and frontiers must allow foreign containerized cargo to move unhindered by customs from point of origin to point of destination. Customs procedures in various nations as they affect containerization are provided, as well as the likelihood of foreign containerized cargo being shipped through the ports and to a point inland in the respective countries. Examination of customs procedures on a trade group basis is included. Customs procedures in many countries permit extensive public and private bonded warehousing operations outside the port area; therefore, customs procedures at these ports should not interfere with the inland inspection of containerized dutiable cargo. Questions were asked each nation concerning passage of foreign goods in foreign containers through a port of entry to an inland destination to be inspected by customs inspectors; inspection of goods exported in foreign containers at their point of origin inland and passage through the port without customs interference; the degree of freedom foreign containers can move within a country; and the rate of duty, if any, on a foreign container.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number L-5-W.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1962-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM