Review Category : FAQ

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will provide technical assistance to help U.S. exporters resolve issues involving tariff classification and customs valuation treatment by other customs administrations.

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Question: My question is about the TPP going forward: now that all basic agreements are done in October, and the TPP agreement signed, the TPP has to be passed by each congress/parliament/national assembly in order to go into effect. What is the process?

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Government officials negotiate the framework of preferential trade agreements. It is up to the business associations and the companies to prepare for and negotiate the actual business deals that create trade. As the TPP nears conclusion, companies need to prepare for the opportunities in the new business environment. One thing to keep in mind is that “Free Trade Agreements” are preferential trade agreements for the member countries, and products must meet “rules or origin” in order to qualify for the benefits of lower import duties.

Below is a brief framework for textiles and apparel companies to start planning for the TPP environment.

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CBP makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is, not the importer. The Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) provides duty rates for virtually every item that exists. The HTS is a reference manual that is the size of an unabridged dictionary.

Experts spend years learning how to properly classify an item in order to determine its correct duty rate. For instance, you might want to know the rate of duty of a wool suit. A classification specialist will

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Question: Our client authorized us to perform business reputation due diligence with respect  to a prospective local partner in Vietnam as well as the Chairman of the company.  This will help our client to assess company’s reputation for business compliance. Please take a few moments to complete the assessment.

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Question: Do you know who is importing frozen chicken drum sticks? Or should I contact the US Deptartment of Agriculture? My client  is interested in purchasing direct from a U.S. supplier.  Or, if there is an importer/distributor that has established relationships with U.S. suppliers, maybe that would be more efficient. Do you have a list of importers/distributors of USA poultry?

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