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What are bonded goods? 

Bonded goods are items stored in a bonded warehouse or area, under customs control, where they remain until import duties or other charges are paid, or until the goods are legally exported. These goods are essentially in a state of limbo, not yet cleared through customs and therefore not allowed to be used or sold within the country they are imported into.

The bond ensures that the government will receive all due taxes and duties before the goods are released into the domestic market or exported elsewhere. This system benefits businesses by allowing them to defer payment of duties until the products are actually sold or shipped out, aiding in cash flow management and reducing storage costs while waiting for the next steps in their supply chain or final transactions.