In numerous rulings, Customs Headquarters has set forth the following as the legal basis for the “First Sale Rule”. The preferred method of appraisement is transaction value, which is defined as the “price actually paid or payable for the merchandise when sold for exportation to the United States” plus certain statutory additions. Customs presumes that...Full Post
Our clients frequently ask us about the pros and cons of purchasing marine cargo insurance. It may be something you have debated yourself for your shipments. A recent event provides some real-world lessons that can help guide your decision. If you are in the international shipping business, you’ve probably heard about the fire on board...Full Post
As an owner of a customs brokerage and freight forwarding firm, as well as being the President of the NYNJFFBA chapter, I’ve had a unique opportunity to witness the impact a national association can have on the things that matter most to me and to our company. Every day, the national organization speaks for me...Full Post
The current government shutdown has caused a number of changes that may affect the import industry, as it has affected many others. During this period of uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection officials are holding weekly update calls with leaders of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA). While there are some...Full Post
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