Glossary

Prohibited Items. Prohibited from entry into the CTUS under all circumstances.

Restricted Items. Restricted from entry into the CTUS, unless meeting certain criteria.

Acquired Dependent. A dependent acquired through marriage, adoptions. Or other action during the course of the current tour of assigned duty.

Accompanied Baggage. All baggage carried by or accompanying an individual while in a travel status.

Drug paraphernalia. IAW Title 21, Chapter 13, Subchapter I, Part D, Sec. 863 - drug paraphernalia is defined as follows: means any equipment, product, or material of any kind which is primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, concealing, producing, processing, preparing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.

HHG. House Hold Goods Pack out

UB Shipment. Commonly known as Express Shipment

Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The APHIS of the United States Department of Agriculture is the border clearance agency responsible for protecting American agriculture from the introduction of animal and plant pests and diseases.

Antique Firearms. Any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in 1898 or earlier, and replicas of antiques of such firearms if they are designed to use antique ignition systems (e.g., matchlock, flintlock or percussion cap) or use rim fire or conventional center fire ammunition that is not available in commercial channels.

Border Clearance. Authority or documents indicating compliance with the laws and regulations of the federal agencies of the United States (US), including, but not limited to, the US Customs Services, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Immigrations and Naturalization Service, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Public Health service, the Department of Transportation- the US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. It also includes the requirement to comply with the customs and border clearance laws and regulations of host foreign countries when cargo and passengers enter or exit their boundaries.

Certification. As used in this publication means certification by an authenticating official ( United States Customs of Department of Agriculture) that the Department of Defense (DOD) Customs/Border Clearance Agent has been rained to perform examinations and approve clearance of DOD sponsored passengers or cargo entering the Customs Territory of the United States.

Checked Baggage. All private or public property accepted from a passenger and checked in and given to the carrier at the time the passenger is processed for transportation. The baggage is towed in the baggage compartment area of an aircraft of in the hold of a ship and is not normally available to the passenger during travel.

Contraband. Material, goods, plant animal products, agricultural pests and hazards, and other articles prohibitive entry into the Customs Territory of the United Stated of host nation country, including controlled substances as identified in 21 USC 812, Schedules of Controlled Substances, and restricted items when the conditions of the restriction have not been met.

Customs Clearance. Department of Defense action taken to comply with national customs laws including the entry and admissibility of merchandise, its classification and valuating, the payment of duties, taxes, or other charges assessed or collected on merchandise by reason of its imploration, and the refund., rebate, or drawback of those duties, taxes, or other charges. Also includes the preparation, and activities relating to the preparation, of documents in any format and the electronic transmission of documents and parts of documents intended to be filed with Custom in furtherance of any other customs business activity, whether or not signed or filed by the prepare.

Pre survey. This is the date prior to your actual pack out date in which a representative from the moving company will visit to determine the number of crates you will need as well as any special equipment or boxes.

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