U.S. Importers Can’t Blame the Broker When Customs Catches Counterfeit Goods

The United States is the largest consumer of imports in the world.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CPB” or “Customs”) is charged with enforcing the laws that regulate these imports.  CBP focuses its enforcement on four main themes: Accuracy of information supplied for tariff assessment purposes when goods enter the United States; Identification of product […]

Import & Export Compliance: Classification is an Art – Part 2

Delivering the second part of her series, Baker Donelson's Doreen Edelman explains the process of classifying products you import. When a product is imported into a country, the importer is legally required to provide its correct tariff classification and sufficient information to enable the government to determine the correct duties and whether any restrictions apply. Proper classification is vital. ...