Customs Ruling Requests
It is the responsibility of the importer to exercise “reasonable care” in complying with Customs laws and regulations by considering the applicable laws and regulations, Customs’ administrative precedent and case law, and the specific facts and circumstances presented. However, in some instances, even after consulting these sources, the proper course of action to take with regard to specific customs compliance matters may still remain unclear. In other cases, an importer may have a strong commercial interest in having certainty and confirmation before importing certain merchandise. Obtaining a binding ruling from the CBP ensures certainty to an importer with regard to the proper tariff classification, customs valuation, country of origin, marking, and applicability of special trade programs to an importer’s merchandise.
Global Trade Expertise has drafted numerous successful ruling requests and Requests for Internal Advice covering all types of merchandise and a broad range of issues on behalf of our clients. We work with our clients to get a thorough understanding of the commercial objectives sought and prepare Customs ruling requests that advocate for the desired outcome based on applicable Customs laws and regulations.