The Courier Low Value Shipment (LVS) Program streamlines processing of low-value shipments through customs while providing the courier industry with expedited release.
Many international couriers who transport large volumes of low- value goods participate in the Courier LVS Program.
The Courier LVS Program provides:
This section contains an overview of the cargo reporting, release, accounting, and adjustment procedures for shipments imported using this Program (including the accounting specifications for both CADEX and hard-copy entry).
It also describes the application process, provides the documents an applicant needs to complete, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of participating carriers and importers/brokers.
Unless an examination of a shipment is required, release of commercial goods imported by couriers participating in the LVS program is expedited if:
NOTE: For clarity, we use the term customs broker or broker to mean the person preparing and presenting the final accounting (entry) document. In this context, broker includes any account holder (i.e., importer).
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