Declaring 9801.00.10 – U.S. + Foreign Goods Goods Returned

US Goods Returned not Advanced in Value or Condition Per 19 CFR 10.1, the HTSUS code 9801.00.10 is a special classification used for the duty-free importation of “Products of the United States when returned [to the USA] after having been exported, without having been advanced in value or improved in condition by any process of manufacture or other means while.. Read More

C-TPAT Workshop Laredo: March 1-2, 2016

The Customs and Border Protection Houston C-TPAT Field Office will be hosting two, one day Workshops on March 1 and 2, 2016 at the Laredo Community College in Laredo, TX. Learn more about the workshop here. Presentation topics will include: Open Discussion What’s New C-TPAT Laredo Port Operations Seals Security Internal Conspiracies Travel in Mexico Mutual Recognition (NEEC) Risk Assessment.. Read More

Commercial Invoices are Crucial to Compliance

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has repeatedly communicated a great concern to the trade community regarding the nature of commercial invoices presented to the U.S. government. The top complaint from CBP is in relation to the ambiguity of product descriptions within commercial invoices presented with declarations for importation to the United States. CBP has noted that many importers are using cryptic.. Read More

Working Effectively with your Customs Broker

As an importer or exporter, selecting and working with the right customs broker is crucial. Here at CPH we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality brokerage services. We understand how important customs brokerage and trade compliance are to the nature of your business. We are proud to work with companies around the world and strive to promote clear and.. Read More

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Filing

Due to the sensitive nature of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), it is required that these types of shipments be handled in a cautionary manner by importers, carriers, brokers, warehousemen, and CBP alike. To determine whether your goods are hazardous please see the Hazardous Materials Table (49 CFR 172.101). It is very important to note that, although your goods may not appear.. Read More