Placed under, or covered by, a bond, as for the payment of duties, or for conformity to certain regulations.
This means that certain imported goods are stored under customs' charge viz. customs seal either until the import duties due are paid or until re-export of the goods. E.g.: 1. Bonded goods, 2. Bonded store, 3. Bonded warehouse.
The action of storing goods where imported duties are not yet paid to the Customs. Such action involves: Bonded goods - a general term referring to those goods which duties have not been paid Bonded store - a location on a vessel where bonded goods are stored till the vessel leaves the port Bonded warehouse - a warehouse used to store bonded goods