The importation of commercial goods into the United States involves complying with the many complex regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. International Trade Law: U.S. Customs Law and Regulations provides a comprehensive and step-by-step overview of the current law regulating when, where, and if goods can be brought into the United States.
Walking through the process from pre-importation requirements to appealing a customs matter to the federal customs courts, International Trade Law: U.S. Customs Law and Regulations provides a detailed analysis, in question and answer format, of such areas as the:
- Tariff classification and valuation systems
- Kinds of merchandise that are prohibited or restricted
- Financial security requirements, or when it is necessary to post a bond
- Different types of entry and their different requirements
- Ways to seek reduction or elimination of duties
This answer book guides readers through the regulatory requirements governing each step in the importation process and includes the forms that must be completed, including instructions on where and when that form must be submitted.
In addition, this title provides complete coverage of how Rulings are issued, and how to handle a negative Customs response, including the filing of protests and, ultimately, review by the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Importers, attorneys, customs brokers, accountants, freight forwarders, customs consultants, Customs professionals in government service, and students will all find International Trade Law: U.S. Customs Law and Regulations a valuable resource from which to find answers to the technical legal and administrative practice questions that inevitably arise in connection with importing merchandise into the United States.