Bonded goods are items shipped from abroad that are stored in a specially regulated warehouse until they are customs cleared for their final destination.
In order for bonded goods to be stored, they must have a bill of lading that lists the value of the goods and the duties owed. Once the duties are paid, the goods can be released from the warehouse and transported to their final destination. Until the duties are paid, the goods remain in bond.
Besides a BOL, other documents are required for the storage of goods in bonded warehouses: