Q:VACIS Exam (Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems Exam)/ Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII)/ X-Ray Exam
A:Using a gamma ray imaging systems to examine the container's, contents without breaking the seal. VACIS, NII & X-ray exam are usually done either at the pier or at another location in the port complex. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:Tailgate Exam/ Backdoor Exam/ Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET)
A:Customs or another government agency opens the back of the container and looks in without handling the cargo. These exams are looking for anything suspicious that may necessitate an intensive exam. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:CET Exam (Contraband Enforcement Team)/ A-TCET Exam (Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team) = Intensive Exam/ Examination Notice (Stop Sign)
A:Physical examination of any import entering the territory of the US. Should importer become subject to a CET Exam/ Intensive Exam/ A-TCET you can expect that it will be transported to a Customs Examination Station (CES) and undergo an actual hands on physical inspection & x-rays. It may requires complete unloading and staging of the shipment for piece by piece examination of the cargo. CBP is looking for illegal cargo, smuggling, weapons of mass destruction, & other contraband. Many times narcotics dogs and X-ray machines are implemented in searching for items that are not allowed into the US. i.e., drugs, weapons, other suspicion & Etc. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:MET Exam (Manifest Examination Team)/ (Compliance Exam)/ Invoice/ Proforma Invoice/ Commercial Invoice Exam
A:Team of U.S. Customs officials that examine invoices and packing lists on a random basis, it could led to other exam. Most common problems is under-invoicing true value on the commercial invoice to submit to Customs and by lowing the duty/ tax that need to be paid. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:Emergency Action Notifications (EAN)
A:(FDA, EPA/DOT, USDA, Lacey-Act, other Government Agencies Exam): Fumigating Exam 25% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.