(If so, we can help. See below)
CBP expects importers to use “reasonable care” in reporting your classification (HTSUS), value, country of origin, duty preference program, etc. 19 U.S.C. 1592 is the statute CBP references when issuing penalties for negligence, gross negligence or fraud – depending on the degree of culpability CBP believes you had at the time of your non-compliance.
If you receive a penalty from U.S. Customs, contact Diaz Trade Law today. We have helped numerous companies successfully mitigate penalties from CBP for claims of negligence, or gross negligence under 19 C.F.R. 1592. Jennifer Diaz is a board certified international attorney, and as an expert in penalty cases, will discuss your options, including filing a Petition with CBP and working on Pre-Compliance for future importations.
Successfully mitigated penalties from CBP for an underlying intellectual property rights violation. Some REAL examples include: