Tariff classification determines the duty rate applicable to
an imported product, triggers other government agency requirements,
and can affect the origin of a product. For these reasons, tariff
classification is the cornerstone of any customs transaction.
We recognize that surprises with respect to tariff classification
can dramatically affect our clients’ bottom line and work
closely with clients to ensure that surprises are avoided. We
strive to achieve certainty for our clients by obtaining binding
tariff classification rulings, issuing opinion letters, conducting
line reviews of imported merchandise, or using other means.
We also work with product engineers during the development of
new products, develop tariff classification databases, and establish
internal controls over tariff classification that are company
and situation appropriate. When necessary, we challenge adverse
agency classification decisions through the administrative protest
and judicial review options that are available to importers.