Have you received a letter from Customs that looks like this http://twitpic.com/9j9rll ? U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the agency responsible for protecting our borders. Accordingly, Customs officials at seaports, airports, and other border crossings all over the U.S. have the authority to examine, detain, and/or seize merchandise entering or exiting the country. More often than not, importers and exporters are surprised and intimidated when they find out that the government has intervened in their business. As a result, it is best to provide my readers some basic knowledge in an[...]
There are various alternatives for acquiring decisions from Customs in regards to any issues that may arise. Importers can face questions arising out of Classification, Origin, Marking, or other rules and regulations. The types of opinions available depend on the stage of the importation process. Before Importation: Opinions from U.S. Customs that are obtained before importation are known as rulings. Rulings are an important for importers because they are binding upon all Customs ports for that particular product. Therefore, when asking for a ruling be sure that you are willing[...]
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