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What is Customs Tailgate Exam Hold

Updated: May 16, 2019


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The exam happens at the Port of Entry and it is usually done within the port. The container is usually backed up into a dock where Customs opens the container and inspects without touching the cargo. If there are any further suspicions, Customs will upgrade the hold to an Intensive hold for further detailed examination.


For this type of exam, the cargo should be untouched.

Depending on the port’s availability and schedule, this type of exam can happen within 1-3 days after container is discharged from the vessel.

Stay in touch with your Forwarder, Agent or Customs Brokerage for status.


If you are in need of Customs Brokerage assistance, contact our main company, Elleo Global today!


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