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Keeping Your Manifest Data Confidential

Importers, does it concern you that much information on shipping manifests covering merchandise shipped to your company is freely available to everyone.  Thus, your competitors can identify your suppliers or shippers, your imported merchandise, the consignees, and many other details re each shipment.  They may find this information very helpful – to them. If you [...]

2018-06-04T20:23:25+00:00 June 4th, 2018|News & Events, Popular Tools|

Protest Filer’s Guide

Givens & Johnston’s Protest Filers’ Guide assists importers with challenging various Customs determinations on the entry of merchandise (e.g., tariff classification, NAFTA, value, etc.). This Guide is intended only for educational purposes, and does not constitute legal advice. Please take a moment to send us the information on the form below and [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:50+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Popular Tools|

Top 10 Importer Mistakes

The importer’s legal burden is to “get it right” upon entry. This means that if the importer makes an error as to the tariff classification, the value, the applicability of NAFTA or other free trade agreements, trademarks, compliance with DOT, EPA, FDA, CPSC, USDA, FCC or other agency regulations affecting importation, or any other kind [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Popular Tools|

Currency Seizure 101

Did you know that U.S. law allows an international traveler to enter or leave the United States with more than $10,000 in monetary instruments (i.e., cash, checks, etc.), as long as the money is properly declared? Many international travelers misunderstand this law and believe that $10,000 is the limit one can carry. The currency reporting [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Popular Tools|

CBP Filing for Vessel Repairs

U.S. FLAG  VESSELS – FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR U. S. CUSTOMS DECLARATION AND ENTRY FOR PURCHASES, LABOR, AND REPAIRS MADE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES CUSTOMS FORM 226 1.  DECLARATION: CUSTOMS REQUIRES COMPLETION OF ITEMS 1-17 and ITEMS 20-26 ON THE CF 226.  THE CF226 DECLARATION MUST BE READY FOR PRESENTATION TO CUSTOMS WHEN THE VESSEL FIRST ARRIVES AT A U. [...]

2016-08-16T20:58:34+00:00 September 11th, 2013|Popular Tools|