Should You Get a Binding Ruling?

What is a Binding Ruling?

Pursuant to the Customs Modernization Act, when importing merchandise into the U.S., it is now the responsibility of the importer of record to use “reasonable care” to “enter,” “classify,” and “value” the goods and provide any other information necessary to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to properly assess duties, collect accurate statistics, and determine whether all other applicable legal requirements are met.

A binding ruing request can be extremely beneficial to importers, because it can provide them with certainty regarding concerns they may have about their merchandise. […]

HELP! CBP Seized My Tobacco Products as Drug Paraphernalia, What Now? / ¡AYUDA! CBP INCAUTO MIS PRODUCTOS DE TABACO COMO PARAFERNALIA DE DROGAS, ¿AHORA QUÉ HAGO?

Our office has increasingly received requests for guidance on importation of marijuana paraphernalia products to the U.S. where twenty-six (26) states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes and/or personal consumption such as California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. The purpose of this article is to dispel the confusion as to why paraphernalia products (grinders, storage containers, rolling paper, pipes, vape pens, etc.) are continuously being seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), even when such products may be used by tobacco smokers. It is important to address the realities between federal and state laws regulating drug paraphernalia products so importers can avoid CBP’s enforcement of U.S. Laws.

Why Does CBP Stop Drug Paraphernalia?

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By |2021-11-09T13:50:03-05:00May 30, 2017|Best Practices, Customs Broker, E-Cigarette, Import, Import Alert, International Travel, Seizures, Tobacco, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)|Comments Off on HELP! CBP Seized My Tobacco Products as Drug Paraphernalia, What Now? / ¡AYUDA! CBP INCAUTO MIS PRODUCTOS DE TABACO COMO PARAFERNALIA DE DROGAS, ¿AHORA QUÉ HAGO?

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 States.

 

 

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