Should I Declare Food US Customs?

“With food and agriculture products, the best advice to travelers is to always declare it.

While many [items] may be permissible, it’s best to declare them to avoid possible fines and penalties if they are deemed prohibited.” We’re talking up to $10,000 in fines.

Do I need to declare food at US Customs?

Yes, all food items and products must be declared when entering the U.S. You may be able to bring in food such as fruits, meats or other agricultural products depending on the region or country from

What happens if you don’t declare food at Customs?

If you don’t declare your contraband products or give false information, you will most certainly face consequences. According to section 592 of Customs Law, a fine of $300 will be given as a “spot penalty” for the non-declaration of a forbidden non-agricultural product, and the product will be confiscated.

What do you have to declare when entering the United States?

Upon arrival in the United States, you are required to stop at a U.S. Customs area where you have to wait in line to see an officer. When it is your turn, hand your passport and U.S. Customs Declaration Form to the customs officer.

What does it mean to declare at customs?

To Declare something is to notify Customs (usually in writing, via a form) of items which you are required to Declare. Declare is kind of a self-defining term… You must Declare that which you are required by law to Declare.