What is a binding ruling? A binding ruling is an often underutilized tool that enables importers and other interested parties to get merchandise classification decisions from CBP that are binding on all future shipments of the product. An importer can also apply for binding rulings on other CBP issues such as marking, origin, NAFTA and applicability of Trade Programs. These rulings are binding in every Customs port of entry in the United Stat [...]

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Last updated: 6.8.22 Are you exercising Reasonable Care as CBP Requires? "An importer of record’s failure to exercise reasonable care could delay release of the merchandise and, in some cases, could result in the imposition of penalties...One of the most significant effects of the Customs Modernization Act is the establishment of the clear requirement that parties exercise reasonable care in importing into the United States.… Despite [...]

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