The Deringer Difference

When the HTS System Sends You Running for Cover

Posted by Rachael Sink on Aug 9, 2018 11:15:00 AM

You don't have to run for cover, we've got your back. Let us help you understand what an HTS is and what it means for your imports.  What is the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (USHTS, or HTS, and sometimes referred to as HS or Harmonized System)?

All goods imported require classifying. By classification, we mean that every product is assigned a number - that number has different sections separated by a period. Each section means something different.

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Topics: Customs Consulting, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement

Your Guide to Inbound Routing Guides

Posted by Rachael Sink on Aug 3, 2018 11:04:27 AM

Transportation costs are a big expense for companies, and this trend is only growing. Last year, a record $1.5 trillion was spent on the movement of goods. Companies are looking for creative strategies to get the best Return on Investment (ROI) on their shipments.

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Topics: Freight Forwarding & Cargo Transportation

Importing Restricted Products, Mission Impossible? Maybe Not.

Posted by Rachael Sink on Jul 26, 2018 1:17:00 PM

Importing restricted products into the U.S. is achievable. With certain documentation, companies can ensure their goods clear U.S. Customs at the port of entry.

Some items are not permitted into the United States under any circumstances. These goods are often referred to as "prohibited items." Importing such products is illegal, resulting in sharp penalties and other costly consequences.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement

Found US Import Entry Errors? Submit a Prior Disclosure.

Posted by Rachael Sink on Jul 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Finding your way around US Customs compliance isn't easy. There are many regulations and laws to abide. Sometimes you detect errors on your entries, and they must be corrected right away. Submitting a prior disclosure is not only the best way, but maybe the only way to communicate to CBP as you detect errors.

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Topics: Customs Consulting, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement

Protect Your Brand from Intellectual Property Infringement

Posted by Rachael Sink on Jul 6, 2018 2:54:25 PM

First of all, you don't want to be the one caught importing counterfeit or pirated goods. Period. It's a huge industry, and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other developed countries enforcement professionals are cracking down. Heavy fines and even criminal charges can be filed against importers who engage in intellectual property right infringement.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Customs Consulting, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement