INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE 2022 HAND CARRY GUIDE

PREPARE YOUR HAND LUGGAGE:

  1. Label every item with a country of origin tag,
    1. For example: “Made in Mexico.”
    2. For textiles, the tag must also include the fabric content and be sewn into the product, for example: “Made in Peru 100% Cotton”
  2. Pack the items neatly and Make Lists.
    1. Make a list of the items in each baggage or box you hand-carry
    2. List the type and category, the quantity and the cost in U.S. Dollars, for example “5 Shirts, $25 each” or “10 Jackets, $65 each” The cost should not be the price set at the Folk Art Market. Instead, it should be the cost of the item (which should be lower, for example, by half or less than half of the price that the item will be sold for at the Market).
    3. Keep a copy of the list(s) with you when you travel. This way, if Customs asks to see something, you can find it quickly.
    4. Put a copy of the list for each box/additional baggage in the box/baggage to which it belongs.
    5. On the list(s), write that the items are “CONSIGNED TO THE SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET”
  3. Special Note about Wood or Vegetable Matter: If you are bringing items made of wood or vegetable matter (such as straw, bamboo, palm, willow, etc.), you will need to provide specific information on the wood genus and species and on the type of plant.
  4. Carry your Letter of Invitation with you.
  5. On the plane, each passenger will be given a Customs Declaration Form. List the type/category + number of items per type/category + total value per type/category that is being brought into the U.S. Remember, the value in U.S. dollars should not be the price at which you will sell the items at the Market. There will not be enough space on the form to list every item within every type/category.

Link to Sample U.S. Customs Form: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents

DO YOU NEED MORE ASSISTANCE?

  • If you encounter difficulties clearing customs, contact:

Nadia Hamid (work) +1-505-992-7609 or Melissa Mann (mobile) +1-505-316-4010

  • If you are stopped by Customs, and they require you to have a broker to clear your shipment, tell them that our broker for the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is located at the Port of Albuquerque. Ask them to forward your goods as a baggage entry in-bound to Albuquerque. Contact the Acting Broker: D'Ann L Brown Customs Broker, 3201 University Boulevard SE, Suite 101 Albuquerque NM 87106, Tel:  +1-505-359-2355, Fax:  +1-505-359-2356, Email: brown@intlimportbrokers.com
  • The standard Customs limit is around $2,500 before a broker is required. However, that limit varies depending on the type of items being declared. Also, a Customs official may require a broker for other reasons as well.
  • The best policy when communicating with a Customs agent is to be truthful and willing to work things out. Penalties apply to false statements and declarations.

If you are certain that you will need a customs broker’s assistance during entry into the U.S., you should contact IFAM in advance at nadia@folkartmarket.org. Please provide information on the date of your arrival, airport of entry into the United States, and flight details

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