Clandestine Introduction Law and Legal Definition

Clandestine introduction is an umbrella term used to refer to all unlawful acts of concealment or other illegal conduct tending to show an intent to evade the customs duty by subsequently passing the goods through the jurisdiction of the customs officials without paying the duties imposed thereon by law. The offense is also known as smuggling.

The phrase "clandestinely introduces" refers to any method of introducing goods into the U.S. surreptitiously by concealment or fraud.