general order

Definition

U.S. Customs Service rule that imported goods not taken delivery of (cleared) within 15 days of arrival will be removed from the arrival warehouse to a general order warehouse at the expense and risk of the importer (the consignee). If those goods, referred to as general order merchandise, are not cleared within 6 months of their arrival, they will be auctioned, donated, or disposed of by the government.

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The general order was in and I thought it would be very easy to fill and I thought it was really easy to handle too.

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Importers are careful to follow the General Order of the United States gpvernment so as they don't pay expenses for discarded goods.

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general order U.S. Customs Service rule that imported goods not taken delivery of (cleared) within 15 days of arrival will be removed from the arrival warehouse to a general order warehouse at the expense and risk of the importer (the consignee). If those goods, referred to as general order merchandise, are not cleared within 6 months of their arrival, they will be auctioned, donated, or disposed of by the government.

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