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Customs and Import Compliance

Through the combined efforts of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and a multitude of other administrative agencies, the U.S. government regulates the importation of goods and services crossing all United States borders. For companies dealing in international commerce and global trade, effective customs and import compliance activities are critical to achieving commercial success and profitability.

Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph helps its international clientele with a full spectrum of customs and import compliance services. From customs compliance reviews, to investigations and audits, and CBP and international trade litigation, we assist our clients with planning for compliance and addressing anomalies when they arise. Through Customs classification, valuation, duty drawback, and compliance with special trade and preferential duty programs, we ensure that our clients are moving their merchandise into the United States in the most effective and cost-efficient manner possible.

Specifically, Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph helps its clientele with:

  • Creating and maintaining compliance programs and manuals
  • Conducting internal audits and self-assessments
  • Managing government regulation of imports
  • Classification, valuation, and country of origin for imports
  • Taking advantage of special trade and duty preference programs
  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duties
  • Handling intellectual property rights issues
  • Using CBP-bonded facilities and foreign trade zones
  • Duty drawback
  • Managing CBP audits and assessments
  • Ruling requests and advisory opinions
  • Petitions for relief from fines, penalties, and merchandise seizures and forfeitures
  • Litigation advocacy