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Valuation

As with tariff classification, the value of an imported article for customs purposes can also greatly affect a company’s bottom line. To assist our clients in avoiding surprises in this area, we offer comprehensive reviews of our client’s customs valuation practices. These reviews are designed to ensure that our clients remain compliant with the customs laws and that they are not unintentionally overvaluing or undervaluing their goods. We include a comprehensive analysis of agency agreements, international supply and service contracts, royalty and license fee agreements, and distribution and other agreements in our review.

For those clients who need to utilize Customs’ ACS Reconciliation Prototype, we offer a full range of valuation services ranging from reconciliation training to complete outsourcing of the preparation of the reconciliation entry. We have substantial expertise in working with and preparing maquiladora cost submissions, which serve to support the reconciliation filed for maquiladora import activity.