It goes without saying that there are many regulations around importing and exporting – complex regulations.

We have the consultants who can help simplify the complexity of those regulations and provide procedures to keep your company in compliance. No matter the origin or destination of your goods, we help you gain the knowledge to perform the due diligence necessary to ensure your shipments meet international regulations. Easily define your needs, contain costs, and minimize your risk when you work with our experienced, licensed customs brokers. Our customs specialists help you comply with existing government regulations and stay ahead of changing customs compliance laws to reduce your risk, eliminate errors, and lower your costs.

Our compliance services include:

  • Customs Broker Solutions with remote location filing (RLF) for all ports within the United States
  • Compliance Consulting Services: BIS licensing, compliance management programs, importing and exporting services
  • ITAR: Compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • EAR: Compliance with Export Administration Regulations
  • Harmonized System Training / Consulting: HTSUS and Schedule B
  • NAFTA / Free Trade Agreement Compliance Audits: Training and goods qualification
  • In-house Training Programs: Training on a variety of importing and exporting topics to help ensure your employees have the tools and knowledge necessary to keep your company in compliance with government regulations
  • Duty Drawback: Researching your exported goods to determine if there is import duty refund opportunity

Benefits to using ALN CHB:

  • Consistent, uniform entry processing, expedited clearance and reduced costs
  • Develop accurate data by utilizing compliance assistance for your imports
  • Pay appropriate duty rates using advanced tariff engineering
  • Access a full-service staff of licensed customs brokerage specialists
  • Enhance your global visibility with our Cargowise shipment tracker to know when your shipments clear customs
  • Develop standard operating procedures and best business practices to help you mitigate regulation errors and manage risk
  • Minimize costly delays with cargo examination coordination

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A good Import Compliance Manual

Many organizations need a documented import compliance manual to succeed. A good import manual:

  • Is tailored to your organization, its products and services, and unique company culture.
  • Will describe the steps your company takes to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) requirements
  • Can be a “stand-alone” document or integrated with other policies and procedures
  • Is a critical document to have if you are ever audited or the subject of a “focused assessment”Our team has worked with hundreds of organizations to help improve their compliance with U.S. Customs. ALN CHB can do the same for you.

Conduct internal risk assessments of your organization. Focus on Customs priority trade issues:

  • Free Trade Agreements – prevent non-compliance.
  • Anti Dumping Duties – detect and deter circumvention.
  • Textiles / Wearing Apparel – ensure compliance with laws,
    regulations, quotas, Free Trade Agreement requirements, and
    Intellectual Property provisions.
  • Intellectual Property Rights – target and seize imports of
    counterfeit and pirated goods, and enforce exclusion orders on
    patent-infringing and other IPR violative goods.
  • Import Safety – ensure that unsafe products do not enter the US.

You should carefully consider all of the following factors in structuring your import compliance manual:

  • Business partner communication/protocol (vendors, customers, service providers)
  • Powers of attorney
  • Customs bonds, payments and ACE
  • HTSUS Classification
  • Antidumping
  • Preference programs and free trade agreements
  • Valuation
  • Country of origin marking and origin determination
  • Quantity reporting and discrepancies
  • Customs communications (requests for information, notices of action, protests)
  • Recordkeeping
  • Pre and post entry review, including internal audits
  • Intellectual property rights