The 5106 form for USA based importers

The purpose of the 5106 customs form is to provide information about the importer or recipient of the shipment, whether they are a private individual or a business entity. The form includes details such as the name, address, and contact information of the importer, as well as their IRS number or social security number if applicable.

The 5106 customs form is required by FedEx for shipments entering or leaving the United States to comply with the regulations enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). By providing accurate information about the importer, FedEx helps ensure that the customs clearance process is carried out correctly and that any applicable duties, taxes, or import restrictions are properly applied.

It’s important to note that while the 5106 customs form focuses on the recipient’s information, FedEx may require additional documentation or forms to gather information about the content of the shipment, such as a commercial invoice or a detailed packing list. These additional documents are necessary for customs authorities to assess the nature and value of the goods being imported or exported.

The 5106 form can be downloaded by clicking the link below: