Top 10 Recommendations
for Customs Planning
Assess options to reduce customs value
or decouple non-dutiable cost elements.
Validate import and export classification codes applied to products.
Confirm that supplier
production processes support
Assess the potential to qualify goods for duty suspension or relief programs.
Implement procedures to prevent
export violations, such as deemed exports or sample shipments.
Confirm applicability of U.S. trade remedies to products prior to purchase and assess options to shift elements
of production to reduce exposure,
Refer to existing guidance to perform annual risk assessments of current controls and identify specific areas
for corrective actions.
Review third-party agreements
and written instructions and
establish recurring interactions
to discuss opportunities.
Perform regular assessments
to verify compliance and
effectiveness of current controls.
Take inventory of internal capabilities—including workforce, training programs and communication—and strengthen operations with external resources.