I have two questions regarding the US customs declaration form given here:
I will be taking dried packaged foods items with me (tea, cookies, nuts, etc for personal use) in the luggage. Do these count as
Fruits, plants, food, or insects?as shown in Q. 11.a, or is it ok not to declare them? I am neither taking any large amount with me, nor are they for sale (only personal use).
I am attending a trade show and will be bringing electronic devices as samples to be displayed at the exhibition. They will not be sold and I will be bring back all of them when I return. Do these need to be declared as commercial merchandise in Q. 14? These won't be sold or left in the US, but I was wondering if they fall under
samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects. Due to these being delicate products they will not go in the luggage but as hand-carry items. Do these need to be declared on the form, if they are not staying in the US?