Customs House Brokers
In addition to expert legal counsel, customs brokers are the most important relationship an importer will have. TITA advises companies on how best to manage their relationship with their licensed Customs broker, helps you negotiate language in powers of attorney, especially as they relate to “Terms and Conditions”.
Licensed Customs brokers are essential, but, compliance and the “reasonable care” requirement is still an obligation of the Importer of Record alone. Your customs broker is responsible to use “reasonable supervision and control” not develop your classifications and internal compliance processes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holds an importer, not a broker, liable when there are errors performed on entry documentation. TITA lawyers assist importers in perfecting their Pre-Compliance plans, and working in harmony with Customs Brokers.