Highly trained Customs Administration experts provide NAVCO teams and clients
with valuable insight and technical guidance into Customs' complex regulatory
Accessing pertinent trade information through a vast library and electronic
research facility, this versatile staff of professionals promotes full
compliance and reasonable care under the Customs Modernization Act,
including, admissibility, classification, valuation, marking, liquidation,
record keeping, and other government agencies' regulatory requirements.
This result-oriented team assists clients in dealing with the bureaucratic
nature of U.S. Customs, collaborating with Customs officials to remove
obstacles hindering clearance or post-entry processes.
Many questions arise routinely that are new to you and perhaps to us but are
not new to the legal system. Whether the question might be the classification
of a new product or the application of a duty reduction law, it is always
possible the issue has been raised and resolved in the past. We have
available an extensive library of laws, court decisions, and Customs
administrative rulings we can search to find answers to questions that have
been asked in the past. With the results of our research in hand, we often
promptly resolve issues with U.S. Customs that might otherwise develop into
confrontations and may eliminate the need to apply for a binding ruling.
At NAVCO, we do precision work, no guessing games, in the determination of
the classifications of your merchandise. We will ask you to supply us all the
technical details of your products. If there is any doubt in the proper
classification, we will first comb through all existing binding rulings to
search for one that applies. If none is found, we will apply for a new
binding ruling on your behalf from U.S. Customs Headquarters.
A protest is the legal means by which an importer, consignee or agent may
challenge decisions made by U. S. Customs Officers. Most of these decisions
involve classification, rate of duty, or value of imported goods. Others
involve Customs denials of requests for duty refunds, or Customs exclusion of
merchandise from entry.
If a client receives a notice of penalty for violation of a Customs or other
agency law, or is assessed a liquidated damages claim for breach of a Customs
bond agreement, NAVCO Logistics, Inc., Inc., can file a petition for relief against
the demand for payment. We have experienced and knowledgeable staff that can
file persuasive petitions requesting cancellation or mitigation of the
penalty or liquidated damages amount.
NAVCO offers superior import service in:
Binding Ruling Requests
Pre-Classification of Product Lines
Protest Filing and Tracking
Quota and Visa Information
Liquidation Tracking and Reporting
In-house Compliance Assessment and Audit Reviews
Country of Origin Determination
Eligibility for Duty Preference Programs
Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Issues
Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Reqs.
Customs Modernization Act Issues
Consulting and Educational Seminars