Bill Connolly, LCB
Mitch, I couldn’t agree more with what you say and honestly, CBP expects brokers to be experts in all chapters while CBP IS Teams focus on certain areas. This is not a knock on CBP by any means. That is why they are such a great resource. Importers, your best bet is a Binding Ruling and I’m amazed at the number of importers who will not file for rulings. Mostly it’s because they do not want to find out the HS they’re using is wrong, but you should want to know your exact costs to protect yourselves and your bottom line.
Mitch Kostoulakos, LCB
Hi Bill thanks for your input. I have also found that importers are sometimes reluctant to request a ruling because they don’t want to “invite “ CBP into their business. I agree that a ruling is good business.