Port of Arrival Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 21 CFR 1.276, [Title 21 -- Food and Drugs; Chapter I -- Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services], port of arrival means “the water, air, or land port at which the article of food is imported or offered for import into the United States. For an article of food arriving by water or air, this is the port of unloading. For an article of food arriving by land, this is the port where the article of food first crosses the border into the United States. The port of arrival may be different than the port where consumption or warehouse entry or foreign trade zone admission documentation is presented to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).”