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“The customs team is efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant. Its research is thorough and the lawyers have good attention to detail.”

— Chambers USA 2021

Importers and foreign manufacturers look to BakerHostetler’s Customs and Import Compliance team for advice on compliance with U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to customs, tariffs and imports.

  • Won the reversal of an erroneous CBP classification decision and a US$1 million duty bill on a single shipment, clearing the way for heavy machinery to be delivered to a job site on time for a large-scale transportation provider.
  • Prevailed in protests challenging CBP’s decision to deny preferential treatment under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement to an automobile parts importer and manufacturer.
  • Successfully defended a forest products manufacturer in an audit over the valuation of goods subject to antidumping and countervailing duties.
  • Obtained full refunds of duties and cancellation of penalty proceedings arising from CBP allegations of misclassified imports over a five-year period for an international equipment manufacturer.
  • Secured a CBP government procurement country of origin ruling allowing the client, an aerospace manufacturer, to launch a new business segment of federal government sales.

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