proper tariff classification of goods is a critical element in the
customs entry process. By
law and pursuant to 19
U.S.C. §1484, the importer is responsible for using reasonable
care when entering, classifying and valuing
imported merchandise, and also, for providing any other information
necessary for Customs to properly assess duties, collect trade statistics
and to determine whether all other applicable legal requirements
failure of an importer of record to exercise reasonable care in
the importation of merchandise can delay its release and, in some
cases, result in the imposition of penalties.
assist importers to correctly classify merchandise and thereby avoid
Importers can also realize significant savings by reductions
in duty through the reclassification of imported goods.
also assist importers to prepare and submit requests for binding
rulings to Customs concerning the classification of merchandise,
and to challenge post importation rate increases though the administrative
also litigate classification issues before the Court of International
Trade whenever necessary to ensure that our clients are treated
fairly by Customs.
information on tariff classification can be found by clicking on
any of the following topics:
- Mexico Increases Its
Verification of NAFTA-Origin
August 17, 2012
- Update On Appeal Filed To
Contest CIT Decision That
Engineered Wood Flooring Is “Plywood”
July 24, 2012
- Engineered Wood Flooring
March 9, 2012
- Update on Tariff Classification of Footwear with “Textile Outsoles”
March 5, 2012
- Biotech Company Wins Tariff
Classification Dispute with U.S.
January 10, 2012
- NCA To Challenge CBP Classification of Wickless Wax Objects
July 18, 2011
- Classification Challenge Of
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Continues In The CIT
November 22, 2010
- Appeal Filed Contesting
Decision Classifying “Hydration
Packs” As “Backpacks”
October 15, 2010
- CBP Publishes Revocation of
Two Ruling Letters On the
Classification of Wafer Probe
October 5, 2010
- Plywood Importers Beware:
Plywood With A Birch
Hardwood Back Is Dutiable At
September 29, 2010
- CBP To Reclassify Certain Mass
December 16, 2009
- When Is A Bolt Not A Bolt? Application of “the Parts of General Use” Rule of
Note 2 to Section XV of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
June 11, 2009
- Customs Investigates Certain
Artificial Flower Product
March 19, 2009
- "Presidential Proclamation Restores
Duty-Free Treatment To Certain Bamboo
April 23, 2008
- "Classification Of Engineered Multi-Layered Hardwood Flooring Challenged In The Court Of International Trade"
April 9, 2008
- "International Trade Commission Releases Draft Of 2007 HTSA With WCO Changes"
January 4, 2007
- "U.S. Now Plans To Implement 2007 HTS In Two Stages"
December 19, 2006
- "Court of International Trade Holds That Wearing Apparel With Festive Motifs Remains Classified In Heading 9505 Despite Changes to Explanatory Notes"
October 2, 2006
- "International Trade Commission Releases Drafts of Chapters 84, 85 and 90 for 2007 HTS"
August 11, 2006
- "U.S. Updates Tariff Classifications For 2007" August 4, 2006
- "Recovery Of Duties On Imported Motocross Products" July 26, 2006
- "CBP Proposal To Limit Court Decision Regarding Classification Of Holiday Articles - Short Public Comment Period" July 15, 2005
- "Court Case Being Litigated To Have Sports Sandal Reclassified As "Athletic Footwear""
March 14, 2005
- "Common Meaning Prevails in Classification of "Marble"/Limestone Slabs in 6802.91.05, HTSUS" September 10, 2004
- "CBP To Request Classification Guidance From WCO On Outdoor Shoes With Textile Soles" August 24, 2004
- "Customs Classifies Integrated Circuit Probe Cards Under Heading 8536 As Electrical Apparatus For Making Connections In Electrical Circuits"
June 29, 2004
- Customs' Informed Compliance
Informed Compliance Publication on Diodes, Transistors and Semiconductors
Informed Compliance Publication on the Classification of Sets
Publication on the Classification of Children's Apparel Customs'
of Appeals For the Federal Circuit Clarifies Use of Parts and
Accessories Provisions To Classify Merchandise" (March 15,
Merchandise Under the Harmonized Tariff Schedules"( August 26,
Errors in the Entry and Classification of Merchandise Under 19
U.S.C. § 1520(c)(1)" (January 1997) TEXT
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