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Office of Foreign Missions

Diplomatic Importation Program

Our Mission

In general, foreign missions and their members with diplomatic or consular status are eligible to import shipments without the imposition of taxes or duties. In addition, some such shipments may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to varying degrees of protection from inspection.In addition to managing the provision of this privilege, OFM assists with the resolution of importation problems involving U.S. diplomatic and consular missions and their members abroad.

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