Congress has charged importers with the responsibility to comply with Customs’ laws and regulations. Importers must discharge this duty using “Reasonable Care.”  Drawing on decades of combined experience, the trade professionals at the Law Offices of Michael A. Capuzzi, P.A., are able to provide our clients, no matter their size, the expertise, resources and unparalleled work product necessary to be successful importers.

Our clients enjoy the uniquely personalized service and individualized attention that have come to be a trademark of our law firm. We provide guidance and representation at every aspect of the importation process and help our clients avoid unnecessary and costly delays, additional duties, fees, penalties and fines. With our guidance, knowledge and meticulous attention to detail our clients are able to take full advantage of all of the benefits that duty reduction and preferential trade programs have to offer.

While it would be impossible to list every import-related service our firm provides, some of the most frequently requested import services and important topics for importing as well as a few of our many success stories are listed below.

Services Offered

  • Advice on all Important Import Topics (listed below)
  • Classification, Country of Origin and Free Trade Agreement Review and Database Creation
  • Group Seminars and Customized, In-Depth Training Classes
  • Customs Entry Package Review and Audit
  • Customs Broker Invoice Review and Request for Service Quotation Guidance
  • Customs Broker Management Policies and Procedures
  • Comprehensive Import Policy and Procedures Manuals

Success Stories

  • US$1,500,000.00 in refunds from various protests and petitions to US Customs and Border Protection.
  • Victory in the US Court of International Trade for over $150,000.00 regarding the valuation of imported merchandise.

Important Topics

  • Classification of Goods under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
  • Valuation of Imported Goods
  • Country of Origin Determinations and Marking of Imported Goods
  • Assessment of Duty including Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties
  • Duty Drawback
  • Effective and Correct Use of Free Trade Agreements and required documentation
  • Supply Chain Security including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • Processing of Goods Through Customs and Border Protection, including the Right to Make Entry, Powers of Attorney and Logistics Services Agreements with Service Providers, Customs Bonds and Notices from Customs and Border Protection
  • Prior Notice Filings for Imported Cargo including the “10+2” Import Security Filing (ISF) and Advanced Manifest Requirements (24 Hour Rule)
  • Cargo Examinations and Seizures
  • Commercial Invoice and other import document requirements
  • Temporary Imports, In-Bond Transportation and Carnets
  • US Goods Returned and US Goods Assembled Abroad
  • Foreign Trade Zones and Customs Bonded Warehouses
  • Management of Customs Brokers
  • Special Requirements for Other Governmental Agencies (for example: FDA, USDA, FCC, Fish and Wildlife)
  • Special Classes of Merchandise including Instruments of International Traffic

To speak with one of our specialists about your needs or for more information about these services, please contact our office.