Practicing Reasonable Care

May 13, 2020

How to Reduce Risk & Protect Your Company The Customs Modernization Act makes Reasonable Care a legal requirement when importing into the United States.  Not watching your Reasonable Care duties doesn’t just leave you open to delays and confusion, it…

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April 29, 2020

FROM NAFTA TO USMCA: ARE YOU READY? We want to help your organization get answers to some of the important questions: What are the key differences between NAFTA and USMCA? When does the USMCA agreement take effect? How long is…

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Classification – Man vs. Machine

February 8, 2017

Classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) can be a complicated and nuanced process, especially as you dig deeper into the tariff to the subheading and statistical levels. There are tools out there that allow you to expedite the process,…

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$16,000 in Goods, $75,000 in Fines

January 5, 2017

It Happened twice in 2010. Teledyne LeCroy of Chestnut Ridge, New York, exported oscilloscopes from the U.S. to Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, also known as Beihang University, in Beijing, China. The Oscilloscopes were classified under ECCN 3A292 and…

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New Rules From BIS/DDTC

July 27, 2016

On June 3 of 2016, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule (RIN 0694 AG32), and the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), issued an intern final rule, making important…

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NAFTA Certificate of Origin

June 23, 2016

Much has been written about qualifying goods under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin. Because manufacturers are sourcing materials and components from around the world, it is often confusing to determine eligibility for NAFTA qualification. In…

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9801 Provision Change

May 24, 2016

While imports of returned goods to the U.S. are common transactions, they are also a major source of risk. Historically, there has been a duty free exemption for U.S. goods returned under provision 9801.00.10 in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, but…

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Duty Drawback

March 29, 2016

What is duty drawback? According to U.S. Customs, Drawback is the refund of Customs duties, certain Internal Revenue taxes, and certain fees collected at importation. The refund is administered after the exportation or destruction of either the imported/substituted product or…

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The SOLAS Shipping Effect

March 15, 2016

One of the latest buzz words in the shipping world is “SOLAS”. It has been called a controversial convention established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is wreaking havoc for shippers, ports, 3PL’s and more. In order to better…

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Top 5 NAFTA Errors

February 16, 2016

Canada, Mexico and the United States maintain measures imposing criminal, civil or administrative penalties for violations of their laws and customs procedures, including those related to NAFTA. Here are the top 5 NAFTA errors to watch out for: 1. Completing…

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