DB Schenker’s Import Compliance Team helps importers navigate the complexities of customs requirements, minimize the risks of non-compliance, and maximizing opportunities for duty reductions.
The Customs Modernization Act of 1993 shifted the burden for entry accuracy from U.S. Customs to the importer of record. We can help you with:
Foreign Trade Zones – A foreign trade zone (FTZ) program may create savings in the CBP merchandise processing fee (MPF) by consolidating to a weekly entry. Duty payment may be delayed until merchandise is withdrawn from the FTZ, or not paid at all if the goods are exported. Schenker’s services can assist you through operational capabilities in our facilities or administrative services for operations in your facilities.
Duty Drawbacks – Duty drawback provides an opportunity to recover duties that were previously paid on goods that are exported. Whether you export merchandise that was not used after importation, or are engaged in an assembly or manufacturing process that includes imported components, you may be eligible to claim a refund on the duty that was originally paid. This process requires a Duty Drawback bond.
Import Compliance Consulting – DB Schenker offers customs related services that can build your regulatory compliance program while evaluating options for duty reductions.
Line Item Reviews – DB Schenker offers Line Item reviews of your commodities. Improper classification of your items could led to higher duty rates