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Missed DTL’s seminar on AD/CVD with CBP? Here’s a re-cap.

Yesterday we at DTL had the pleasure of hosting Part 1 of 2 of our Seminar Series for Compliance Professionals. In celebration of #WorldTradeMonth the first seminar concentrated on Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) with expert speakers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While we had a packed room, we have received requests from READ MORE

Crash Course in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

What is the HTSUS? The HTSUS is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. This post will give a rundown of what the HTSUS is and why it is so important: The HTSUS was established in 1989 through an act of Congress. This new tariff classification replaced the old Tariff Schedule of the United READ MORE

Why Pre-Compliance is a MUST

If the thought of monetary penalties, shipment delays, detentions or seizures of merchandise keep you up at night, then this article is for you.  First, it’s quite easy to establish a U.S. company, pick (what you hope is) a terrific customs broker, file Form 5106 with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to request your READ MORE

Will YOUR Tariff be Changed in the 2012 Update??

One way to find out! CSMS #11-000317, dated December 21, 2011, advises brokers that the 2011/2011 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) will contain many changes.  Specifically, the notice states: To: Automated Broker Interface Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1108 was created on December 20, 2011 and contains 577 ABI records and 118 harmonized tariff records. Changes READ MORE