It depends. You certainly should not simply change the description of your goods on the invoice from your supplier just to get a lower duty rate. However, if you truly feel the new or ‘changed’ description accurately represents your product, then you certainly have a justified case to make the change. Customs is not interested in having you pay the highest duty rate possible. They are interested, and very serious, that you use the correct HTS [...]

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Presidential Proclamation 9813 issued on October 30, 2018 has made changes to almost 100 products from over 20 countries. Effective today, November 1, 2018 dozens of products have been removed from eligibility for preferential duty treatment under the GSP – Generalized System of Preferences. The Federal Register outlines all these changes. Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) message #18-00648 has just been posted advising us of the Harmon [...]

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