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Continuous Customs Bond

$350.00 $245.00
This special introductory rate is for New Customers only. Choose a multi-year bond and save even more — pay as little as $216.67 per year for a 3-year bond!
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Save money and hassle all year long — an Annual or Continuous Customs Bond covers all your import shipments for an entire 12-month period. Compared to purchasing Single Entry Customs Bonds, an annual bond can save you time, hassle, and money if you import at least twice a year.


Want to save even more? Choose a 2 or 3-year bond above and see how inexpensive a Continuous Customs Bond can be!


NEW — Online ordering makes it even easier to get a Continuous Customs Bond: 

  1. Choose your bond amount
  2. Choose bond duration (1 to 3 years)
  3. Click “Proceed” and fill out the bond application

It’s that easy! If you chose a 1, 2, or 3-year $50k bond, you will be able to purchase your bond instantly online. If you chose a larger amount, click “Get a Quote” after you have filled out the application and we’ll get back to you in 48 hours or less. 

Why get your Continuous Customs Bond from DB Schenker?

  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Credit Check
  • No Hassles!

As one of the largest Customs Bond providers in the US, DB Schenker Trade Solutions deals directly with top-rated Surety Companies to get you the right bond at the best price. We’ll get you bonded quickly, painlessly, and without hidden fees of any kind.


Questions? Contact one of our Customs Bonds experts by clicking here or call us at + 1 (844) 724 8723 M-F 8-8 p.m. ET.


Why do I need a Customs Bond?

Customs Bonds prevent Customs related delays and are required on all commercial shipments valued at $2,500 or more. A Customs Bond guarantees that the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is paid immediately if additional any duties, penalties, or other obligations are assessed. Thereafter, these fees are reimbursed to the bond by the importer. The result is improved import efficiency for everyone. For more information, see “Customs Bonds FAQs” below.


What size Continuous Customs Bond should you get?

Use our calculator on this page to determine the size of the customs bond you need, or see the chart below. The Customs Bond amount is determined by calculating 10% of the total import duties, taxes and fees you paid over the last 12 months, with a minimum bond amount of $50K. Bonds increase in $10K increments up to $100K.

If you are just starting out and don’t know what your taxes and fees will be, generally a $50K customs bond is sufficient. This is the minimum amount allowed by law and is recommended unless you know for a certain that your duties, taxes and fees will exceed $500,000 in the next 12-month period.

The DB Schenker Trade Solutions Advantage:

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Customs Bonds are also known as:

Activity Code 1 Bond
US Surety Bond

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Import Compliance Consulting

Our full menu of compliance capabilities focuses on building your regulatory compliance program & finding opportunities for duty reductions. 

Duty Drawback Bonds

The drawback process can be confusing, but it’s worth the effort. Besides getting you bonded, we can help you identify drawback opportunities & manage claims.