• Customs & International Trade

    Practical strategies for significant business decisions.

Specialized knowledge to support the complex customs landscape

The customs compliance landscape is often challenging, and it is changing at a record pace. Tighter restrictions, evolving regulations and uncertainties around NAFTA and other free trade agreements can create difficult situations for importers. This leads to overpayment of duties, uncertainty about duty recovery options and submission of incorrect trade data elements to customs authorities, which results in the potential for monetary penalties.

Advising on Various Trade, Customs and Duties Tax Issues

BDO’s Customs Consulting team provides clients with comprehensive solutions for these issues. Carefully reviewing and planning cross-border trade activities can lead to reduced expenses through duty recovery or duty minimization. Developing and implementing a robust customs compliance plan can positively affect the importer profile with customs authorities, reducing the chance for monetary penalties and costly border delays.

We provide the following services:

  • Customs Compliance Reviews and Process Planning
  • Duty Refunds
  • Duty Drawback
  • Ruling Requests
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Free Trade Agreement Determinations
  • Trade Verification Audit Assistance
  • Tariff Classification Determinations
  • Customs Valuation Assistance

Comprehensive Solutions Tailored to Your Business

BDO works collaboratively with clients to develop practical strategies for significant business decisions. With over 20 years of proven experience in both a public accounting setting and day-to-day customs brokerage, we have a unique skillset to advise and help clients navigate the customs experience. Contact us today to learn more about our customs consulting services.