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Tacoma (USTIW)

United States

General info

address
One Sitcum Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98421, United States
EMAIL
website
www.portoftacoma.com
phone
253-383-5841
fax
253-593-4534
cororate office
One Sitcum Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98421, United States
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME

The Port of Tacoma in western Washington USA is the seat of Pierce County. It lies on the shores of Puget Sound's Commencement Bay about 25 nautical miles south-southwest of the Port of Seattle and some 35 nautical miles northeast of the Port of Olympia. "Tacoma" was the indigenous name for Mount Rainier. The Port of Tacoma is primarily a lumber-based economy, but its waterfront is lined by docks and wharves. In 2007, over 196 thousand people called the Port of Tacoma home, and almost 3.3 million lived in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Parkland, Edgewood, Puyallup, Spanaway, Federal Way, Sumner, South Hill, Auburn, Elk Plain, Des Moines, Bonney Lake, Kent, SeaTac, Burien, Covington, Tukwila, White Center

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

Evergreen, FESCO, Hanjin, K Line, Maersk, MOL

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

There are no unique Country Requirements / Restrictions for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

When a shipment reaches the United States, the owner, purchaser, or designated licensed customs broker (i.e. the importer of record) must file entry documents for the goods with the port director at the goods’ port of entry. To legally enter the U.S., imported goods must arrive within the port of entry, delivery of the merchandise must be authorized by CBP, and estimated duties must be paid. The importer of record is responsible for the arrangement of examination and release of the goods. Items on the banned list are: Agricultural Commodities (milk, fruits, vegetables, tobacco, livestock, etc.) Arms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Implements of War Certain Consumer Products (household appliances, industrial equipment, toys, etc.) Electronic Products (Radio Frequency Devices, radiation products) Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Medical Devices) Conflict Diamonds Gold, Silver, Currency, Stamps Pesticides, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Textiles, Wool, and Fur Counterfeit Products Wildlife and Pets Obscene, Immoral, or Seditious Matter Artifacts A license or permit from the responsible agency may be necessary to import: • alcoholic beverages • animal and animal products • certain drugs • firearms and ammunition • fruits, nuts • meat and meat products • milk, dairy, and cheese products • plants and plant products • poultry and poultry products • petroleum and petroleum products • vegetables Surety (Bond) All imports must be accompanied by a bond in order to ensure the payment of any duties, taxes, or fees relating to import. A bond can be purchased through a US based surety company or your selected Customs Broker There are 2 types of customs bond: Annual Bond – This is the most common and cost effective bond as it covers all imports for 1 year. A bond covering an amount of $50,000.00 USD will cost between $400.00 – $450.00 USD. Larger bonds can be purchased as well extensions of a smaller bond. Single-Entry Bond – Single entry bonds are most often used when importers do not expect to receive more than 5-10 per year and cost about 5% of the value of the shipment

Forms & Certificates

Within 15 calendar days of the date that a shipment arrives at a U.S. port of entry, entry documents must be filed at a location specified by the port director. These documents are: Entry Manifest or Application and Special Permit for Immediate Delivery or other form of merchandise release required by the port director, Evidence of right to make entry, Commercial invoice or a pro forma invoice when the commercial invoice cannot be produced, Packing lists, if appropriate, Other documents necessary to determine merchandise admissibility. "Commercial invoice A commercial invoice should include the following: US port of entry Contact information of Purchaser, Vendor, & Shipper Detailed description of merchandise (including country of manufacture) Piece count of each product (quantities & measures) Cost per item and currency All charges relating to the shipment including packaging, shipping charges Date of purchase The invoice must be in English or accompanied by an accurate English translation"

Key Customs Facts

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