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What is an IE bond with regards to import/exports?

I sold a guitar to an international customer (Canada to US) last month and I filled out all of the customs forms before I shipped it. However, it was return to sender after sitting at the border for a week and the RTS reason is "IE BOND".

What does this mean? I filled out the forms correctly, paid for my shipping and insurance. Why would it be denied entry into the US?

I did a little Googling and read it has to do with brokering the package into the US. Doesn't the courier do this? I shipped with UPS.

I've shipped other guitars in a similar fashion to the States before and there's been no issues.

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