Meeting Your Legal Obligations When Importing into the United States
Whether your company is new to importing or has been in the business for ages, CBP demands importers use “reasonable care” in reporting classification (HTSUS), country of origin, duty preference program, value, etc. Because this is sometimes viewed as a subjective standard, it is important to consult with an experienced TITA lawyer to make sure you’re on the right path and have the right Pre-Compliance standards in place to avoid common pitfalls and problems. The first question CBP will likely ask is whether or not you have retained an expert (lawyer, customs broker, or a customs consultant) to aid you in complying with the CBP specifications and requirements. If your answer is no, and you want to import, then you need to get an expert or face the penalties for non-compliance. TITA provides customized training to get you started.