When Customs believes that there should be a change in classification or an increase in duty they are required to issue what is called a “Notice of Action” – Customs Form 29. A notice of action signifies Customs intentions to change the way current and possibly future shipments will be treated. The notice will provide the importer with two possible Customs actions; “Action Taken” or “Action Proposed.”
1. Action Taken – Once Customs indicates that Action has been taken, any increase in duties can only be addressed via protest or 520 claim.
2. Action Proposed – When Customs indicates Action proposed, the importer is given 20 days to convince Customs that the increase or change in classification is unfounded.
The importer should carefully respond to any Notices of Action issued by Customs as any decision will have an impact on the way business is conducted.
Contact us today at 347-512-9007 for legal assistance in responding to the Notice of Action.