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Customs' Intensive Review of All Quota Entries

July 1, 2003

We have learned that instructions have been issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) at Headquarters in Washington, DC, to local ports throughout the U.S. to thoroughly review all quota entries. This review started on June 1, 2003, and, based upon discussions with a Customs' Supervisory Import Specialist at a West Coast port, the review will continue throughout the month of June. It is our understanding that this review of quota entries will focus on country of origin, classification, and categories for each merchandise subject to quota. In addition, Customs will be reviewing backup documents that support a quota entry, such as textile declarations, visas, and quota statements that are submitted with the quota entries. The purpose of this review is not clear, but we believe it is a trade compliance project.

The Law Offices of George R. Tuttle, PC, specialize in the area of Customs, tariffs and international trade. As part of our practice, we provide advice to importers with regard to textile and apparel entries that are subject to quota. If you wish any additional information on this matter, please email Steve Spraitzar at, or contact him by telephone at (415) 288-0427.


Stephen Spraitzar is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco. The information in this article is general in nature and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with respect to any event or occurrence, and may not be considered such.


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