Commonly used forms for download

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Domestic Shippers Letter of Instruction

This form is helpful in that it provides clarification from the shipper to American Cargoservice operations agent what services need to be preformed.

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Customs and Export Power-of-Attorney

This form must be signed by a corporate officer, or person with legal authority to bind the company or organization. It is used to authorize us to arrange customs clearance for your import shipments, and electronically file your Shipper’s Export Declarations.

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Shipper's Letter of Instructions

This form, required for all export shipments, provides us with your authorization and instructions for handling your export shipment and filing EEI (Electronic Export Information) via AES.

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Commercial Invoice template

A commercial invoice form is used for all shipments containing non-documents. The commercial invoice is the primary document used for importation control, valuation, and duty determination. This document identifies the products being shipped.


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FCC Form 740


This form provides the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with a declaration that imported radio frequency devices meet with FCC guidelines or will be brought into compliance with applicable technical rules.

Why is it needed?
The FCC Form 740 allows the Federal Communications Commission to monitor the importation of radio frequency devices into the U.S. to ensure the devices do not cause harmful interference and comply with FCC guidelines.

When is it needed?
This form must be completed for each radio frequency device, regardless of value, imported into the customs territory of the United States.

A radio-frequency device may be considered to be anything that is electronic, battery-operated, or capable of sending, receiving, or interfering with radio signals. Examples include radio and TV receivers, computers, converters, transmitters, microwave ovens, industrial heaters, and ultrasonic transceivers. For more information on the FCC guidelines, visit the U.S. Federal Communications Commission website.

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Toxic Substance Control Act Form

What is it?

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) form is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This document is required for most chemical goods, water samples and products that fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA and are being imported into the U.S.

Why is it needed?
The Toxic Substances Control Act is intended to ensure that the human health and environmental effects of chemical substances are identified and properly controlled prior to placing these materials into commerce. The TSCA form is a declaration that the substances being shipped either comply with the TSCA or are not subject to the TSCA.

When is it needed?
The importer is required to submit a completed certification with each import of a product that falls under the TSCA of the EPA. Examples of goods that require the form are: water (imported as samples for testing), oil (crude and processed), plastic in raw forms (beads), chemicals in powder or liquid form, soaps, detergents, waxes, earth (clay in various forms), and stone (raw states). Chemical substances/mixtures/products such as additives in food and drug products, regulated by other government agencies, may fall under negative certification. To determine whether or not goods are subject to the TSCA, visit the EPA website.

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The Form FDA 2877 must be completed for electronic products subject to Radiation Control Standards (21 CFR 1010 and 1020-1050) prior to entry into the United States. The local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) district office will review the declaration and notify the importer/agent if the products may be released into U.S. commerce or if they must be held under bond until exported, destroyed, or reconditioned. Until the shipment is released, it may be subject to redelivery for FDA examination.

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ATA Carnet request form

What is an ATA Carnet?

ATA Carnet is an international customs document that allows duty and tax free temporary entry into 100 foreign countries.

What are the benefits of an ATA Carnet?

  • Reduces costs to exporters. Eliminates value-added taxes (VAT), duties and the posting of some form of security normally required at the time of importation.
  • Simplifies customs procedures. ATA Carnet is one document for all customs transactions.
  • Serves as a US Customs Registration to ensure duty free re-entry to the US.
  • No Surprises. Arrangements are made in advance and paid for in US Dollars.